Statement: Lib Dem Group Oppose Fluoridation of Hull’s Water

The Liberal Democrats have today stated their opposition to fluoridation of Hull’s drinking water.

The announcement follows proposals put forward by Councillor Colin Inglis and the Health and Well-being Board.

It is expected that the proposals will be tabled to the board on 23 March 2015.

Lib Dem Deputy Group Leader, Councillor Mike Ross, said: “The Lib Dem Group is opposed to the fluoridation of Hull’s water.

“Lib Dem councillors believe that people should have the choice. Residents should not be forced to use fluoridated water if they don’t want to.

“We are not convinced that spending thousands of pounds of tax-payers money a year on fluoridating the water is the best way forward.

“There are much better ways of spending that money and improving public health outcomes. For instance more work could be done to educate children and young people about dental health and hygiene.”

Mike added: “Lib Dem councillors will therefore oppose any proposals that would see our water supply fluoridated. This includes the proposals that are likely to be tabled at the Health and Well-being Board in March.” 

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