HARTLEPOOL MP Iain Wright has been honoured by his local brewery in recognition of his work in securing last year’s historic cut in beer duty in the Budget.
Mr Wright was invited to Cameron’s to be presented with the new ‘Beer Champion’ award by the brewery.
The award is a joint initiative from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) all of whom wanted to recognise the role of Mr Wright in scrapping the Beer Duty Escalator, which lead to the momentous cut in Beer Duty.
Mr Wright said: “Working closely with and supporting local businesses within my constituency is a top priority for me, especially businesses with nearly 150 years history in the town like Cameron’s. It was important to support the scrapping of the beer duty escalator not only for the brewery but also for the people employed within the hospitality sector.”
Yousef Doubooni, marketing manager at Camerons Brewery, said: “Iain has been a great supporter of the brewery as well as the campaign which last year successfully abolished the Beer Duty Escalator and in this year’s budget saw the historic announcement that beer duty has now been cut two years in a row. The reduction has allowed us to invest in the brewery and our retail pub estate so we thank Iain for his support.”