On Tuesday the 3rd of July Manchester Withington MP Jeff Smith joined The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Pubs to celebrate the launch of the Parliamentary Pub of the Year.
This award focuses on celebrating pubs in our community and will give 650 MPs the opportunity to nominate a pub to be recognised as the Parliamentary Pub of the Year.
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.
Before selecting the nomination for the Manchester Withington constituency, Jeff is asking pub goers to nominate their favourite local.
“There’s a lot of great pubs to choose from in south Manchester, so I’m asking constituents to help me nominate our representative in the Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition.
It’s important to recognise the role pubs play in our local communities, so I’m happy to support this new competition to celebrate their contribution.”
Toby Perkins, the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, 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.
It is so important that we support our much loved locals, and I am delighted to hear that Jeff 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.”
HOW TO NOMINATE
Those wishing to nominate a pub should email Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email title “Parliamentary Pub of the Year Competition” with the name and address of the pub.
Nominations must be in by 5pm on Sunday 16 September 2018. The pub with the most nominations will be put forward as south Manchester’s representative for Pub of the Year.
If you would like to look at the nominations as they come in please follow the Parliamentary Pub of The Year awards on twitter @ParliPubOTY