Greg Mulholland is Campaign for Pubs Campaign Director and Chair of the British Pub Confederation.
Greg is a national award-winning pub campaigner and former Member of Parliament well known as the ‘Pub Champion’ for his work campaigning for pubs. Greg set up the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group in 2009 and won no less than five CAMRA national parliamentary campaigner of the year awards. Greg was voted an all-time Top 40 CAMRA campaigner by CAMRA members. As a campaigning Member of Parliament, Greg served as a campaigning Member of Parliament for Leeds North West for 12 years and before that was a Leeds City Councillor for Headingley ward.
In 2013 Greg established and then chaired the Fair Deal for Your Local campaign which led to the creation of the Pubs Code and the Market Rent Only option for pub tenants. It was Greg’s amendment in November 2014 that saw the then Government defeated on a 3-line whip vote as MPs voted to introduce a Market Rent Only option.
Greg and the Save the Pub Group also led the campaign to end ‘permitted development rights’ in Parliament, which saw the law changed in 2017.
Greg founded the British Pub Confederation in 2015, the confederation of organisations representing pubs and publicans (as opposed to the corporate side of the sector) to give a strong voice to pubs and Greg has chaired it ever since as well as being Campaign Director for the Campaign for Pubs.
Greg is a well-known national campaigner on many issues of justice and also a singer-writer with Summercross and has written ‘Last of England’ about the corporate attack on pubs and the threat to a key part of our heritage, history and culture.