Rob Hylands of Admiral Taverns' lease, the Foresters Arms in Gosport, will stand for election.

General election

Licensees to stand in general election

By Ellie Bothwell

Two licensees are looking to give the pub trade a strong voice in parliament by standing as candidates in next month’s general election.

Election candidates in Worcester during Monday night's debate at the Cap 'n' Gown [Credit: Will Pryce]


Pub hosting election debates sees trade hike

By Ellie Bothwell

A publican committed to bringing politicians to the people said trade increased by 3,000% after he hosted the first in a series of hustings-style debates ahead of the general election.

Paul Chase: a supporter of AV

Why publicans should vote 'yes' to AV

By Paul Chase, CPL Training

CPL Training's Paul Chase believes AV would make MPs more independent of the party line and more responsive to local needs.

Slocombe: challenging candidates on cider duty

Candidates support pub cider election

By Lesley Foottit

Three parliamentary candidates in Herefordshire have given their views on cider duty ahead of a big pub showdown this weekend. Matt Slocombe, owner...

Bott: urging MPs to support pubs

Beer not bubbly for winning candidates

By Lesley Foottit

Winning candidates in next month's General Election could be celebrating victory with a pint instead of the traditional bubbly. The Society of...