MP honoured with unique award

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Tadcaster’s MP Nigel Adams, who champions Britain’s beer industry, has been honoured with a unique award in Parliament.

Mr Adams was presented with a certificate and souvenir pump clip by the British Beer & Pub Association and SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers.

The special award is a joint initiative from the BBPA and SIBA, who wanted to recognise the role of MPs who supported Britain’s national drink during the 2010-2015 Parliament.

It recognises acts of advocacy in Parliament, in votes, supportive motions, and debates.

In particular, the award highlights Nigel’s support in securing historic consecutive cuts in beer duty in the 2013 and 2014 Budgets, helping to safeguard jobs and investment, and keeping beer affordable for consumers.

If re-elected Nigel Adams is also supporting a third, consecutive duty cut in this year’s Budget, as beer and pubs support over 2,300 vital jobs in Selby and Ainsty.

Nigel Adams, who is Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group said: “I am proud that in the Selby and Ainsty constituency we have nine breweries, 142 pubs and over 2,300 jobs related to the brewing and pub industry.

“I am delighted to stand up for the beer and pub sector as it is crucial not just for the area’s prosperity but the whole region.

“I was very pleased to receive the award from the British Beer and Pub Association and SIBA.”

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association (pictured) added: “MPs of all parties made a huge difference in achieving the historic duty cuts in 2013 and 2014, and deserve our thanks and recognition. We are delighted to honour their contribution to this achievement. I hope even more MPs will join calls for a third duty cut in this year’s Budget on 18th March.”