Labour review to revisit curbs on advertising
The Labour Party is to consider a further clampdown on junk food and alcohol advertising during the policy review that will shape its manifesto for the 2015 general election.
Labour Party: considering clamping down on junk food and alcohol advertising
Labour sources revealed that ads would be on the agenda when the party begins a rethink of its public health policy. A discussion document on food regulation will be issued shortly.
Diane Abbott, the shadow public health minister, said obesity and alcohol abuse would play a big part in the review, and accused the Government of failing to address either problem. "We need to make a start by looking at a proper traffic light system for food, a sensible minimum pricing policy on alcohol and by understanding the influence of advertising on public health challenges," she added.
Ad industry leaders will urge Labour not to propose bans or further curbs, arguing that advertising is given disproportionate focus in the debate. They are expected to lobby senior Labour figures including Andy Burnham, the shadow health secretary and Abbott’s boss, who did not impose a ban when he was health secretary in the previous Labour government.
This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Head of Digital Operations Macmillan Cancer Support £50,000 - £55,000 +Benefits, London (Central), London (Greater)
- Content Marketing and SEO Manager Lynda Up to £40,000, Central London
- Digital Delivery Manager Cancer Research UK £35000 per annum + + excellent benefits, London
- BTL AGENCY ACCOUNT HANDLERS - integrated, shopper, sales promotion, retail, digital Judi Patton £22K-£55K, London (Central), London (Greater) / London (East), London (Greater) / London (North), London (Gr...
- Senior Account Manager The Great & The Good £35000 - £40000 per annum + great benefits , London
- Client Partner The Great & The Good £80000 - £90000 per annum + significant benefits, London