Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson votes to get a fair deal for our pub landlords

Bill Esterson

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson will be 'voting for pubs' today (Tuesday) as he backs a move to end abusive business practices designed to take advantage of individual licensees.

The vote will be taken as part of the Small Business Bill.

Bill Esterson will be voting to get a 'fair deal for pubs'.

Bill said: "Today's vote will give us the chance to get a fairer deal for pubs and for pub landlords, which is long overdue.

"Pubs are vital hubs for communities in Sefton Central and are valued strongly by local people. The work that pub landlords do is crucial in keeping these services operating in our communities. But far too many pub chain landlords are not getting a fair deal for the work they do.

"They are tied into contracts which are disproportionately unfair. 

"What the amendment as part of the Small Business Bill allows us to do is to ensure fairness in the relationship between the big pub companies and their landlords."

Bill said Sefton Central boasts lots of excellent pubs that deserve our support.

Bill said: "We have some fantastic pubs in Formby Crosby, Maghull, Melling, Lunt, Ince Blundell and Hightown. Pubs that play a real part in the community. That's the sign of a good pub.

"We need to support these pubs. They are local assets and valuable local employers.

"That's why I am voting to provide greater fairness for landlords. This is a vote for a fair deal for pubs, a fair deal for landlords and a vote to save our excellent pubs in our communities."