Bradford South MP Gerry Sutcliffe has been hailed a champion by the beer industry.

He has received a special champions award from the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA), Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) for helping secure the historic cut in beer duty in last year’s budget.

Mr Sutcliffe will be visiting Dudley Hill-based Salamander Brewing Company on Friday, April 4, to celebrate getting his Parlimentary Beer award.