Bury North MP James Frith is asking local people to nominate their favourite pubs for the prestigious Parliamentary Pub of the Year award.
The award, supported by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), focuses on celebrating pubs in our community. The main criteria for nomination is a pub that is great at what they do. This can include the range of beer or food provided, the dedication to serving the local community or a specialism in music or sports.
James is seeking nominations to put forward to a poll of local people, the winner of which will be his official nomination for Parliamentary Pub of the Year from Bury North.
Speaking at the launch of the award in Parliament, James said:
“Pubs are crucial to our communities as well as to our economy. Britain’s pubs employ over 1 million people and pay around £9 billion in taxes.
“We have many great pubs in Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom, so it is difficult for me to choose. I am asking local people to nominate their favourite boozer and the most popular choice will go forward as our local entrant.”
Toby Perkins MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, said:
“It is so important that we support our much-loved locals, and I am delighted to hear that James Frith is doing that by nominating a pub. I wish the nominated pub well and hope they might make the final down in Parliament this autumn.”
Residents of Bury North can e-mail their nominations to email@example.com. The closing date for nominations is Friday 17th August.