The British Beer & Pub Association and the Long Live the Localcampaign have selected East Yorkshire MP, Sir Greg Knight, as one of this year’s Parliamentary Champions for the work he has done to support the pub and hospitality sector over the past 12 months.
Greg said, “I am pleased to have been named a Parliamentary Champion for the Long Live the Local campaign. It has been an extremely difficult time for pubs due to the pandemic and then, other cost-of-living challenges. I have consistently raised with ministers the plight of publicans, pubs and entertainment venues, and the need to look at beer, wines and spirit duty levels and the overall financial support that should be made available to them at the present time.
“Most people know the value of pubs as community assets, particularly in rural areas like the East Riding. When a pub closes its doors, the local community loses a focal point for engagement and the local economy suffers too”.
Greg adds: “I will continue to fight for pubs to get a better deal.