As beer gardens across Bury re-open, punters are being encouraged to vote for their favourite pub.
Bury South Conservative MP Christian Wakeford launched his Local Pub Competition to find the best hostelry across Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich.
The first round of the competition has opened with nominations to run from today through to 23rd April, with voting to commence the following week.
Encouraging people to back their local, Christian said:
“Whether it’s catching up with friends and neighbours or finding out what’s happening across our towns, local pubs make a huge contribution to our communities.
“Pubs have had an incredibly tough time over the last 12 months due to the pandemic. With beer gardens re-opening today we all need to do our bit to support these incredible community assets so that we can retain jobs, support our local economy and keep our towns vibrant places to live.
“That’s why I’ve launched my Best Local Pub Competition to pay tribute to the fantastic array of pubs across Bury South who have worked so hard to keep going this past year.”
Last month Christian supported calls to cut duty for draught beer sold in pubs to help the industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The plan, which would see pubs pay lower duty on draught beer than in paid by supermarkets on bottles and cans would target support to Britain’s pub trade.