CIEH reacts to Labour Party manifesto

Publication Date: 16th May 2017

Subject: CIEH

Following the release of the Labour manifesto, Debbie Wood, CIEH’s Director of Membership and Professional Development said:  

"Many of the policies put forward by Labour are favourable to environmental health. Full protections for workers and the environment following Brexit, landlord licensing and a new Clean Air Act are just some of the key items we are calling for in the next parliament.

"Manifesto promises are all well and good but our challenge will really begin the day after the elections when we have to hold the Government to account for things they promised on the campaign trail. Our members work tirelessly to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the nation and we will engage with the new Government to ensure they deliver important environmental health-related measures.”

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Notes to editors 

For CIEH enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org

Link to Labour’s manifesto: http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017 

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):   

CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 7,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

For more information visit www.cieh.org and follow CIEH on Twitter @The_CIEH

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