MP Whiteford supports local ‘Boost Bingo’ campaign

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP.
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP.

Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford helped launch the Bingo Association’s ‘Boost Bingo’ campaign last Friday evening.

The event took place at the Carlton Bingo Club, Mid Street, Fraserburgh, and included a free bingo game for its customers.

The event, which officially launched the Bingo Association’s ‘Boost Bingo’ campaign, will see free games of bingo played in nearly 400 clubs around the UK.

The Boost Bingo campaign, calls on the Westminster Government to bring tax on bingo in line with other popular leisure pursuits.

Most other gambling activities are taxed at 15%, but the bingo industry has been subjected to bingo duty at 20%.

The Boost Bingo campaign is calling for the Westminster Government to lower the excessive tax burden, which is preventing investment, modernisation and job creation.

Commenting in advance of the event, Eilidh said: “I am delighted to support the Boost Bingo campaign in Banff & Buchan.

“Bingo brings adults of all ages together to socialise in a lively and fun environment, and I am fully behind this campaign. “