Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin launches beer manifesto campaign

Dudley MP Ian Austin has launched his campaign for CAMRA’s pubs manifesto by calling for a cut in beer duty.

The manifesto calls for action bring down the cost of a pint, offer a wider range of beer in pubs and give landlords a fair deal on rent.

Austin has pledged his support for the manifesto and has written to the Chancellor George Osborne calling on him to support its call for a cut in beer duty.

The MP is a CAMRA member, and received an award earlier this year for his championing of local pubs and brewers.

Ian Austin said:

“The Black Country is home to some of the best brewers in Britain like Holdens and Fownes, and brilliant pubs like the Courthouse, the Fountain and the Jolly Crispin.

“I’m a CAMRA member and I’ve always worked hard to support their campaigns for local pubs.

“I want all parties to sign up to CAMRA’s manifesto so we can bring down the price of a pint and keep local pubs open.”

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