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Lifetime pub ban for Warrington MP who backed 10pm curfew

http://www.bbc.com – November 13, 2020

An MP has received a lifetime ban from the pubs, bars and clubs in his own town following his support for the recent 10pm coronavirus curfew.

Warrington South MP Andy Carter will be barred from some 30 venues in the Cheshire town after the local Pubwatch group voted unanimously to ban him.

Members said Mr Carter had shown the industry “no support”.

The Conservative said using the pub safety scheme for political aims brought it “into disrepute”.

The 10pm curfew was introduced by the government to curb gatherings but was criticised by the hospitality industry, which maintained venues were safe and the early closing time only encouraged more household mixing.

One Pubwatch member said the curfew had “absolutely killed us”.

He said people were angry and Mr Carter had shown “no support for the hospitality industry at a time when we need as much as we can get”.

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Local Pubwatch schemes are run by volunteers to help create safer drinking environments in licensed premises.

Cheshire Police said the force does not play any role in who is banned from entering any premises.

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