General Election

Demands: CAMRA and WSTA set out general election manifestos

General election 2017

Drinks industry calls for ‘protection’ of £23.1bn pub trade

By Nicholas Robinson

Demands for a more prosperous pub and drinks industry have been set out by sector organisations the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) ahead of the general election.  

Pub people will decide the General Election outcome

Pub people will decide the General Election outcome

By Rob Willock

In 34 days – on Wednesday 18 March – George Osborne will stand at the despatch box and deliver this government’s final Budget. But can publicans influence the manifestos for the General Election?

Drinkers prefer to look on the brighter side

Politics unpopular subject in pubs

By Lesley Foottit

Only a quarter of the UK's pub goers are talking about the General Election over their pints in favour of brighter topics. An independent survey...

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...



The delay of the general election carries mixed implications for the trade, says John Grogan MP My late father's political hero Harold Wilson's...