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The Harlow MP Robert Halfon was in his local bingo hall less than 24 hours after winning a major concession in George Osborne's budget.
Mr Halfon told ITV News Anglia that a cut in the bingo tax from 20% to 10% could mean bigger prizes for bingo players as well as more investment in the industry.
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The MP behind a campaign to cut the amount of tax paid by bingo halls has received a warm welcome from players in Harlow.
Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow, campaigned to have duty cut from 20% to 15%.
In the Chancellor's 2014 Budget, bingo tax was cut to 10%.
The manager of a bingo hall in Bedford has welcomed the move to cut in half the amount of tax bingo halls pay.
Richard Astill from Mecca Bingo in Bedford said it would mean more opportunities to invest across the industry.
The man behind the campaign to cut the bingo tax was the MP for Harlow Robert Halfon.
Click below to hear from Richard Astill of Mecca Bingo, Bedford.
Bingo halls in the East have welcomed the Chancellor's announcement that bingo duty is to be cut from 20% to 10%.
Neil Cox, manager of Palace Bing in Great Yarmouth, said it would "secure more bingo halls for the future".
He added: "As the Chancellor said yesterday, three quarters of bingo clubs have closed down in the last 30 years, so that will give you an idea.
Click below to hear from Neil Cox.