MP pledges support for local pubs and brewers

Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale.
Mansfield MP Sir Alan Meale.

Labour Candidate for Mansfield Alan Meale has pledged his support for pub-goers and beer drinkers in Mansfield and Warsop by backing CAMRA’s Election Manifesto.

CAMRA’s 187,000 members in the area are asking candidates to promote and celebrate Britain’s 1,540 breweries and over 50,000 pubs by considering a range of measures to help make pub-going and beer drinking more affordable for UK consumers.

Alan Meale has committed himself to:

Celebrate and promote Britain’s breweries

Support action to help pubs thrive

Represent the interest of pub-goers, beer and cider drinkers if elected into the next Parliament

Beer, brewing and pubs support nearly 900,000 jobs and contribute £23.1bn to the economy annually. Candidates are therefore being urged to ensure the sector is not left behind in the Brexit negotiations due to take place in the coming years.

Sir Alan Meale said: “I am proud to be speaking up for pubs and real ale. Well-run community pubs play a crucial role in local life and can have a huge impact on people’s happiness and social inclusion. If elected, I will continue to show my support in the next Parliament.”

Colin Valentine, CAMRA’s National Chairman says: “We are delighted that Sir Alan has pledged his support for beer and pubs in Mansfield and the wider East Midlands. Pubs are a uniquely British institution which showcase our nation’s brewing tradition while providing an essential community facility for those that use them. It is therefore critical that pub-goers and beer drinkers are not left behind when it comes to negotiating Britain’s future over the coming years.”