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Beer award for MP

Posted onPosted on 7th Aug

The MP for Mansfield and Warsop, Ben Bradley, has received a special award, in recognition of his support for the Long Live the Local campaign and helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty.

Ben was presented with the ‘Beer Champion’ award, a unique tap-handle trophy created especially for the occasion.

The award is an initiative from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) to recognise the role of Ben and other MPs from across the House, in supporting Britain’s national drink since the 2017 GeneralElection.

The award especially recognises support for successive freezes in beer duty, which it said secured thousands of jobs and millions of pounds-worth of investment in the brewing and pubs sector.

Commenting, Ben Bradley MP said: “The Long Live the Local¸ campaign has been one of the most popular campaigns in Mansfield and Warsop. Barely a week goes by when I don’t receive an email from constituents urging me to support pubsand help cut beer duty.

“I’m delighted to have received my award – I’ve never been given a trophy that can also be used as a tap handle to pull a pint!

“Pubs play a critical role in communities across the country and provide a community hub – I know that they’re really valued in Mansfield. In 2018, the Sir John Cockle once named a pale ale after me and sold 5,700 pints! 10p from every pint went to the Beacon Project and the pub managed to raise £960, which was a brilliant achievement.

“I’m pleased to have played a part in securing two beer duty freezes in this parliament, and I will continue to support the brewing and pubs sector.”