CIEH reacts to Liberal Democrats's 2017 manifesto

Publication Date: 17th May 2017

Subject: CIEH

Following the release of the Liberal Democrat manifesto released on 17 May 2017, Tony Lewis, CIEH’s Head of Policy, said:  

"Similar to Labour’s released just the day before, the Liberal Democrat manifesto has many policies which we would definitely want the next Government to put into action. Particularly encouraging are commitments to support good practice among employers in promoting wellbeing, increasing minimum standards in rented homes and banning lettings fees for tenants, and plans for a new diesel scrappage scheme. However, we were disappointed to see that Tim Farron missed the opportunity to commit his party to introduce a new Clean Air Act.

“The two parties have laid down a challenge to the Conservatives in terms of having a pro-environmental health manifesto. But whoever gets the keys to Number 10 after these elections, we will work hard to ensure they raise standards and deliver on what they promised.”

ENDS 

Notes to editors 

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

Link to Liberal Democrat’s manifesto: http://www.libdems.org.uk/manifesto 

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.  

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