WIGAN’s MPs are backing their local pubs.
Labour’s Lisa Nandy and Yvonne Fovargue dropped in on award-winning landlord Ian Thorpe at The Anvil on Dorning Way to offer their support to him and the industry as a whole, which is facing major problems.
Mr Thorpe told them about the challenges facing the industry, including over regulation, alcohol tax hikes and the effect cheap booze sold by the off licence trade has on the pub.
Mrs Fovargue said: “Well-run pubs are the bedrock of community life. They deserve support and government needs to back pubs and reform the beer tie to deliver a fairer deal for consumers.”
Wigan MP Ms Nandy said that the town was lucky to boast some top class pubs which provide a vital social and leisure service to the town and need to be supported.
And as a fan of real ale she was delighted to be able to sample some of the brews on offer at the Anvil.