Joey Barton calls for minimum booze pricing with Alastair Campbell

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton joins a campaign calling on the government to introduce a minimum price on alcohol.

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton has added his support to a campaign calling for there to be a minimum unit price on alcohol.

The former Newcastle United player, who has had issues with booze in the past, has teamed up with former Prime Minister Tony Blair's ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell.

The 31-year-old is said to have headed to the Tory conference with Campbell in a bid to push calls for a minimum price, according to the Daily Star.

The pair also took part in a 5k run in Manchester this week to support the campaign.

Queens Park Rangers' Joey Barton in action during the match against Sheffield Wednesday on August 3, 2013
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