Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert has been named Parliamentary Beer Champion for the second year running for backing the beer industry.
The award is presented by the British Beer and Pub Association and the Society of Independent Brewers to MPs who support the country’s national drink.
Julian has been campaigning to protect the pub trade, lobbying government for a change in the law which would give local authorities the power to prevent the demolition or change of use of pubs without planning permission.
And he backed a successful campaign to get a change to legislation in the Small Business Bill to give tenants renting from the large pub companies protection from inflated prices and excessive rents.
Julian said: “I am delighted to be named Parliamentary Beer Champion. The pub trade is so important for Britain. It not only provides business opportunities and jobs across the country but our pubs are an important part of our communities.
“The British pub is an integral part of the history of this country but just in Cambridge alone, we have lost so many good pubs in the last 20 years. I am determined to do everything in my power to slow down this decline in the pub trade.
“I enjoy a trip to the pub and for many, the British way of life would not be the same without their local.”