The City of Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, supported Community Pubs Day last Thursday, 10 March, by popping into six of Lincoln’s pubs for a friendly chat to landlords, staff and customers alike.
During his Pub Crawl, Karl called at the Queen In The West on Moor Street, and visited The Golden Eagle on the High Street, the Black Swan on Jasmin Road, The Horse & Groom on Carholme Road, the Strugglers' Inn on Westgate and the Duke William Hotel on Bailgate. Karl also visited the Castle Ward Working Men’s Club and Institute early on Thursday morning and had a swift half as the bar opened after his meeting with the President and Chairman and Chief Executive.
During the course of the day, Karl also kept his 7,300 followers on Twitter updated on his movements using the hashtag #Communitypubsday.
Karl McCartney MP, said: “I am extremely grateful to the landlords and staff at the Queen In The West, The Golden Eagle, the Black Swan, The Horse & Groom, the Strugglers' Inn, The Castle Ward Club and Duke William Hotel for asking me to visit and to their customers who gave me a warm and friendly welcome.
“I have always been a supporter of the Great British Pub and Community Pubs Day last Thursday 10 March gave me another opportunity to mark the valuable role which pubs play in our lives.
“We are very lucky in Lincoln to have a great variety of successful community pubs, but I know many people share my concern that currently 27 pubs close every week in our Country, and during the last Labour Government many more closed each and every week.
“As one of 211 Members of Parliament who signed the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Manifesto last year, I will continue to do all I can to promote and protect those pubs in our City that play a key role in our community."
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