Tory MP gets pub ban for LIFE: Andy Carter is barred from every local in his constituency after voting for lockdown 10pm curfew
- A Tory MP Andy Carter has been barred for life from pubs in his constituency
- Warrington South MP Andy Carter was banned after voting for 10pm curfew
- One member of the local Pubwatch said the curfew had ‘absolutely killed us’
Tory MP Andy Carter has been barred from every local pub in the Cheshire town after voting for lockdown 10pm curfew
A Tory MP who voted for the 10pm curfew has been barred for life from pubs in his constituency.
Warrington South MP Andy Carter was banned by landlords in the Cheshire town over his support for the measure.
Members of the local Pubwatch group – who can collectively bar customers – voted unanimously that Mr Carter should never darken their doorways again.
One member said the curfew had ‘absolutely killed us’.
He added that Mr Carter had shown ‘no support for the hospitality industry at a time when we need as much as we can get’.
The manager of craft beer and cocktail bar Hop Co, who only gave his name as Daniel, confirmed Mr Carter will remain on the group’s list of rogues for life.
It means the Conservative politician, who snatched the “red wall” seat from Labour at last year’s election, cannot enter any of the town’s inns, bars or clubs that are members of the organisation.
Mr Carter hit back at his ban and claimed using the pub safety scheme for political aims brought it ‘into disrepute’.
One member of the local Pubwatch group – who can collectively bar customers – said the curfew had ‘absolutely killed us’. They voted unanimously that Mr Carter should never darken their doorways again
The former managing director said it was ‘simply not true’ to say the Government had not supported hospitality.
He added: ‘I specifically raised the issue in the House of Commons asking for more support for the sector, mentioning businesses such as Hop Co and The Red Lion.
‘Pubs have received grants, access to loans and Government schemes including Eat Out to Help Out and most recently back-dated support.
‘I’m disappointed to see licensees using an important scheme like Pubwatch for political aims, it’s totally against what it was set up for.’
The early closing of taverns was brought in before the second national lockdown to curb gatherings, but was slammed for doing precisely the opposite by encouraging more household mixing.
Last month it was revealed sales at pubs, bars and eatery chains plunged by more than a third compared to the same period last year following the introduction of the curfew.