SDLP’s Pete Byrne has announced that he would cap the price of pints in local bars if he were elected at the upcoming Westminster Elections.

The current price of a pint is anywhere from £3.40 to 5.10, but this is ‘totally unacceptable’ Byrne told Newry Spud:

“The price of a pint reflects the state of the economy that the DUP and Sinn Fein has dragged us into. Gone are the days when you can pop into pub with a fiver in your pocket, buy a lock of pints, and still have a few bob to get a chip.

Newry and south Armagh belongs in the 1980s and we pledge that we will cap the price of pints to reflect this should I be elected next week.”

He added:

“If there’s anything else you’d like me to do for you to get me into power, please just let me know. I’ll consider anything.”

This initiative will certainly win Byrne much needed votes among Newry’s pint connoisseurs.