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Over 200 MPs back CAMRA's Pubco Reform campaign

A total of 201 MPs have pledged their support for our Fair Deal for Your Local campaign.


Thanks to the commitment of 7715 CAMRA members who have lobbied their MP and Vince Cable this year, Early Day Motion 57 on pub company reform has secured 162 signatures.

39 MPs have also signed up via the website, meaning a total of 201 have now backed the campaign.

The EDM, which urges the Government to secure a more sustainable future for Britain's pubs and tied licensees through introducing a statutory code of practice and Market Rent Only option, is now the most supported EDM this year.

Jonathan Mail, Head of Public Affairs said: "The level of support from MPs for the Early Day Motion and the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign has been excellent.

"The motion has received more signatures than any other of this session in Parliament which is a fantastic achievement and a great indication to Business Secretary Vince Cable that reform is paramount for the future of the industry".

The success of the EDM is a fantastic landmark in our campaign to safeguard the industry, as it showcases to Business Secretary Vince Cable the demand for reform.

Since the motion's launch in May, it has acquired more support than the Pilot Badger Cull motion (147 signatures), the reform of Legal Aid (102 signatures), and even CAMRA's campaign to scrap the Beer Duty Escalator which last year secured 159 MP signatures.

What happens now?

The Government is expected to announce their response to the pubco reform consultation in a matter of weeks. 

In order to ensure Vince Cable acts. CAMRA is requesting supporters take two minutes to write directly to the Business Secretary.