Alex Norris – 2020 Comments on the Government’s Obesity Strategy

The comments made by Alex Norris, the Shadow Health and Social Care Minister, on 27 July 2020.

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.