MP pulls pints at Gosport pub in bid to help locals

CHEERS Caroline Dinenage MP with Mark Nixon
CHEERS Caroline Dinenage MP with Mark Nixon
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AN MP’s life is certainly busy and plenty have been known to hit the pub after a long day of representing their constituents.

But when Gosport’s MP Caroline Dinenage headed to The Three Tuns in Elson Road, Elson, Gosport, on Tuesday evening she was not necking pints but instead serving them.

The MP put in a shift at the pub with manager Mark Nixon to support Community Pubs Month.

It comes after Ms Dinenage did a similar visit to the Village Home in Village Road, Alverstoke, last year.

Speaking after the shift she said: ‘I really enjoyed my stint at The Three Tuns.

‘It’s a great local pub right at the heart of our community and I’m grateful to Mark Nixon for showing me the ropes and making sure I was up to scratch and ready to serve customers.

‘My time at the pub allowed me to chat to constituents about their concerns in a relaxed and informal environment, and it was really useful to gain first-hand experience of the pressures and challenges that our pubs are facing.’

As part of the Community Pubs Month, the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on people to join its campaign, List Your Local.

It urges people to help register pubs with the council as a Asset of Community Value to give it protection from developers.