Greg Mulholland: “We beat the British establishment”

The Casked CrusaderWe will never miss an opportunity to show off this amazing photograph from the Sun showing Greg Mulholland as the Casked Crusader, the guy who did more than anyone else in the last Parliament to help publicans by campaigning for them to have more power against exploitative measures by large pubcos.

There is an argument that anyone who likes going to the pub in Leeds North West needs to vote for Greg. In fact, there’s an argument that anyone who likes going to the pub should vote Liberal Democrat given the valiant work by Jo Swinson and Vince Cable in the face of strong Tory opposition.

Greg has written for the Publicans’ Morning Advertiser about the things he and the Liberal Democrats have been able to achieve and the mountains they had to climb to do it.

The Parliament started well, but then reform plans hit troubled Tory waters with a u-turn on plans to regulate the industry.

Diligent research by Greg and his colleagues got the issue back on the political agenda and a long campaign finally led to that amazing victory last November.  Greg says:

As a Liberal Democrat I am also proud that these positive changes only happened thanks to the Liberal Democrat presence in government and the lead the party has taken in campaigning for change. I am extremely grateful to both Vince Cable and Jo Swinson for standing up to David Cameron and George Osborne and insisting on us having a code.

There’s more to do, though:

We need to go further and I am delighted that the Liberal Democrat manifesto – as a result of a motion to York conference proposed by me and Gareth Epps – includes the simple but essential measure to end all development rights on pubs, to give all communities a say over pub conversions and demolitions.

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