Anne Main has been recognised as a 'Beer Champion' for her support in a campaign to freeze beer duty.

The St Albans MP has been recognised by the British Beer & Pub Association for her support in the Long Live the Local campaign.

The Beer Champion award recognises the role of Mrs Main and other MPs in supporting British pubs and ensuring freezes in beer duty.

Mrs Main said: “I am delighted to receive this award and I must congratulate the British Beer and Pub Association for their long-running and successful campaign.

“Pubs are so important to the St Albans community and I will continue to do everything I can to ensure they get the support they need from the government."

She and other MPs helped secure thousands of jobs and millions of pounds of investment in the brewing and pubs sector.

The Long Live the Local campaign aims for a cut in beer duty in this year’s budget and so far over 90,000 people have supported the petition, including 140 in St Albans alone.

Mrs Main added: “I have had several meetings with government ministers in the Treasury and held debates in Parliament on the topic of support for pubs this year.

“I hope we now see some real action to support this important sector in the upcoming budget.”