Monday 27 July 2020 / 7:10 AM Health

‘An effective obesity strategy needs action, not consultation’ – Alex Norris

Alex Norris MP, Labour’s Shadow Health and Social Care Minister, responding to the government’s new strategy for tackling obesity, said:

“Labour has long campaigned for radical action to tackle obesity.

“We’ve had big promises before from Tory ministers on banning junk food advertising only for measures to be kicked into the long grass of consultation.

“But an effective obesity strategy needs action, not consultation.  The Tories have pared public health to the bone and people are paying the price for ten years of this complacency.”