The correspondence was from a publican and former publican, discussing one of the key issues facing the future of communities in Manchester Withington and beyond.
The impact of the local pub on a community’s identity can’t be underestimated and for this reason, I’m committed to supporting our pubs, so they can continue and thrive.
I’ve always been a supporter of the pub industry, and in my five years in Parliament I’ve worked hard to support its sinking trade. I was one of the founding members of the All Party "Save the Pub" Group. I’m also a big supporter of the ‘Back the Pub’ campaign which calls on the government to reduce the high tax on beer and cider, and I’ve recently started a petition to support this.
You can find out more about the ‘Back the Pub’ campaign here (www.backthepub.com).
You can also sign my online petition backing our pubs here.