Sunday, 31 May 2015

Campaign Letter #11: CAMRA

Thank you for your email.  I too appreciate a good pint.  More to the point though, I appreciate the work that Camra does in promoting small business, and not just with pub landlords and tenants.   Many pubs nowadays are a part of Britain's blooming restaurant and catering sector and let us not forget the many small and excellent breweries that have sprung up around the country.

It may interest you to know that the Pub Code, designed to protect tenants of big pub companies from abuses like inflated rent and excessive beer pricing is a Liberal Democrat initiative, spearheaded in the last parliament by Greg Mulholland MP.   More information may be found here:

Sadly, as of this time, the Scottish Government has not acted upon this Liberal Democrat initiative.

I am old enough to remember Watney's Red Barrel.  I therefore fully appreciate the improvements that have taken place since the 1970s and Camra's role in the process.

When offered the opportunity to support the Camra election manifesto, I have taken it without hesitation.  You will therefore already find my name on Camra's list of supportive parliamentary candidates.

I therefore hope that the Liberal Democrats can rely upon your support now and in the future.

Kindest regards,

Martin Veart
Liberal Democrats
Edinburgh North and Leith

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