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Ban eating food on public transport say Lib Dems

October 13, 2019 2:16 PM
By Nick Machnik-Foster

Ban eating food on public transport say Lib Dems

Eating on public transport should be banned and the sugar tax extended, otherwise we will fail to meet its target on obesity say Wolverhampton Lib Dems. The party has called on the Mayor to take a lead on the issue.

The outgoing Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies, used her final report to demand bolder action from ministers, including stricter regulation.

The party have urged constituency councils of the Combined Authority to pass a joint bylaw outlawing the practice. Currently bylaws are used to deal with issues like dog fowling and public urination.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat campaigner Leyla Abbes said:

"We've all eaten on a train or a bus but when you are sitting there seeing someone scoffing away their smelly food it is awful.

"But the important issue is that we are facing a public health emergency with the obesity crisis in the region. We now need the Mayor to act - we don't need any more dither or delay.

"We are calling for the mayor to act and ban food from public transport."