The results of the general election have been announced, with a majority win for Labour.

Commenting in response to the results of the election, William Roberts, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health, said:

“The Royal Society for Public Health welcomes the incoming Labour government and looks forward to working together to help build a healthier and more productive UK.

We are at a critical juncture for health in the UK, with the nation’s health getting poorer and inequalities widening. It doesn’t have to be this way. The new government can turn the tide by putting our health and the principles of prevention at the heart of policymaking.

We stand ready to work with the new government in delivering on its manifesto commitment to preventative public health measures, addressing health inequalities, and helping people to live longer and healthier lives. 

From embedding prevention across the entire healthcare system and supporting services, and protecting future generations from the danger of tobacco, to addressing the crisis of ill-health in the workforce, RSPH and the public health community are prepared to help build a better and healthier future.”