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Dudley South pubs contribute millions to local economy, depsite two closing every year

Dudley South has lost 2 pubs a year since 2010 (23 pubs in the last decade), a trend local MP Mike Wood is working to reverse.

There are currently 73 pubs in Dudley South – the industry currently supports 1,068 jobs and contributes £34.1m every year to the local economy.

Mike Wood MP is backing the “Long Live the Local Campaign”, joining more than 240,000 people in signing a petition to help keep pub doors open, through practical measures such as cutting beer duty and business rates reform.

The campaign is fronted by Britain’s Beer Alliance, a group of publicans and microbreweries who are celebrating pubs and raising awareness of the challenges they face. 

Mike Wood, Dudley South MP and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beer, said:

“Pubs are such an important part of the community in Dudley South, creating hundreds of jobs and boosting the local economy.

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