Mulholland vows to continue beer tie fight

By James Wilmore

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Outspoken Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland has vowed to continue campaigning for reform of the beer tie, after being re-elected chairman of the All-Party...

Outspoken Lib Dem MP Greg Mulholland has vowed to continue campaigning for reform of the beer tie, after being re-elected chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group.

More than a dozen MPs attended a meeting of the group on Wednesday, where MP Brian Binley and Lord Bilston were elected as vice-chairs.

It was also agreed that CAMRA will offer admin support to the group and a new executive committee of MPs and peers will be formed.

"In the last Parliament the Save the Pub Group was successful in persuading the government to take seriously the threats facing Britain's pubs," said Mulholland.

"The group will build on this success in the new Parliament by effective campaigning on a whole range of issues including beer taxation, planning law, and reform of the beer tie."

Jonathan Mail, CAMRA's head of policy and public affairs, said the consumer group will be supporting MPs to run pub campaigns in their local constituencies in partnership with licensees and pub-goers.

He added: "The Save the Pub Group will undoubtedly play a key role in ensuring the coalition government bring forward a package of policies to support and incentivise well-run pubs."

The group is expected to meet around every six weeks while Parliament is in session - including before the summer recess.

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