Tynemouth MP backs campaign to support pubs
Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell has pledged his support to help pubs in Tynemouth keep their doors open.
He has joined more than 240,000 people who have signed the Long Live the Local Campaign petition calling on the Government to cut beer tax at the Budget.
Brewing and pubs in Tynemouth supports 1,877 jobs and contributes £30.8million to the local economy.
Mr Campbell said: “Pubs are at the heart of communities across Tynemouth, but with three British pubs closing their doors for good every day the Government should consider a cut to beer tax.
“I’m supporting the Long Live the Local campaign and calling on the Chancellor to cut beer tax at this year’s Budget to support pubs in our local communities.”