Thursday 27 August 2020 / 12:26 AM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth responds to IPPR’s obesity paper

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to IPPR’s new paper on obesity, said:

“Radically improving children’s health and wellbeing is a priority for Labour.

“This report is a stark reminder we are amidst a childhood obesity crisis and that we need concerted government effort to bring obesity levels down. But instead of prioritising immediate action, ministers are embarking on a risky reorganisation including abolishing Public Health England and now can’t even tell us who will be responsible for driving forward obesity work.”