Politician swaps order for last orders

pubram'MP John Healey helps out at George and Dragon on Main Street, Wentworth, Rotherham, Nov 11, 2011
pubram'MP John Healey helps out at George and Dragon on Main Street, Wentworth, Rotherham, Nov 11, 2011
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HE used to be in charge of the Government’s policy on pubs - now South Yorkshire MP John Healey has spent time on the other side of the bar to get a feel of life as a publican.

The Labour MP, who represents Wentworth and Dearne, pulled pints and served food as a volunteer at The George and Dragon pub, on Main Street, Wentworth.

Mr Healey said: “I volunteered as part of an initiative by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, of which I’m a member, for MPs to gain a greater understanding of the pub trade and help to promote the pub as the hub of the community.

He added: “After a spell working behind the bar, I held an advice surgery so people could raise any issues or problems.”