Jackie Doyle-Price criticised over voting record on health

NEW Health Minister, Jackie Doyle-Price has been criticised for voting against major smoking reforms reports The Sun.

The Thurrock MP was accused of not even backing “basic public health measures” since was she was elected in 2010.

Jackie Doyle-Price voted to exempt pubs and private members’ clubs from the smoking ban

Her voting record shows she voted against a ban on smoking in private motors where there are kids present.

She also voted against a new law that requires private vehicles be smoke-free where a person under 18 is present.

Doyle-Price, who has been an MP since 2010, also voted to exempt pubs and private members’ clubs from the smoking ban where no grub is served.

Sharon Hodgson, Labour’s Shadow Public Health Minister, said: “Public health ought to be a number one priority for this government, particularly action to tackle smoking related illnesses.

“Jeremy Hunt needs to explain why he’s appointed a new health minister who doesn’t even support basic public health measures.”

Ms Doyle-Price is unavailable for comment.

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