Anne Milton - Controversy

Controversy

In July 2010, Milton suggested that doctors should describe obese patients as 'fat' to encourage them to take responsibility for their condition. This was criticised by campaigners who pointed out that a clinical definition was being replaced with a subjective, pejorative term.

In August 2010, Milton, in a letter to Scottish Public Health Minister Shona Robison, discussed the idea of withdrawing the scheme which gives free milk to the under-fives. Any idea that the move was policy, itself reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher's withdrawing of milk from 7 to 11 year olds in 1971, was quickly quashed by Number 10; with Prime Minister David Cameron stating that he "did not like" the idea of removing milk from children.

Anne Milton, along with other political representatives in Guildford, has persistently pledged her support for Guildford City Football Club but has come under fire for failing to fulfil promises to help the club find a suitable site to build a permanent ground in the borough.

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