Jonathan Edwards

Independent MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr


Pub Leases

There have been votes in Parliament on the question of if pub companies should be required to offer their tenants an option to rent the premises with no requirement to buy beer, and other supplies, from the pub company.

Photo: Wendy Brolga

Jonathan Edwards voted against requiring pub companies to offer pub landlords rent-only leases

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Major votes

  • On 2 Feb 2016: Jonathan Edwards voted against introducing a Small Business Commissioner to address disputes with larger businesses; against protecting the term apprenticeship in law; against requiring insurers to pay insurance claims within a reasonable time; against establishing a "Pubs Code Adjudicator"; against ensuring tied pub tenants are offered a Market Rent Only option during rent assessments; and against other measures intended to support the growth of enterprise in the UK. Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2014: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill — New Clause 2 — Pubs Code: Market Rent Only Option for Tenants of Large Pub-Owning Businesses Show vote

Minor votes

  • On 21 Jan 2014: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies Show vote
  • On 9 Jan 2013: Jonathan Edwards was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Pub Companies — Require Free-of-Tie Option for Tenants Show vote

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