Our campaign successes
Our work would be impossible without your
help. Here are just a few of our recent campaigning
When the UK Government launched their public consultation on
front-of-pack food labels, nearly 1,000
of you took action and responded calling for traffic light labels
and consistency across all shelves. The Government supported your
calls and announced that they were backing a voluntary single
labelling scheme that includes traffic light colours.
Every major supermarket pledged to support the scheme and will
be introducing food labels with traffic lights. This will make it
easier and clearer to see exactly what's going into our
baskets, a massive win for consumers.
The UK Government announced that the ban on tobacco displays in shops and
supermarkets will be going ahead. We were really pleased with
this news and this outcome couldn't have been achieved without the
hard work of our campaigers writing to their MPs and raising
awareness in their local newspapers. Thank you.
MPs passed a ban on cigarette vending machines
and advertising cigarettes in shops and supermarkets. All our
campaigners worked really hard to achieve this piece of
legislation that will help to protect children from easy access to
cigarettes and tobacco advertising.
Similar bans are also being implemented in Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales.
Westminster election 2010
Thank you to everyone who took part in our election
campaign, you all helped to send an amazing 933 emails to
We had a great response with 200 Parliamentary candidates
pledging their support to tackle heart and circulatory disease, and
of those, we now have 72 supportive elected MPs.
Cardiac rehab in Scotland
BHF Scotland, along with our partner
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland,
worked with patients and health professionals to call for increased
access to cardiac rehab for all heart patients who needed it. This
call was embraced by the Scottish Government and appeared as a
commitment in their Heart Disease and Stroke Action Plan.
However, implementation of this commitment has been patchy,
which is why we need your help making sure that the cardiac
rehab is a top priority for politicians. See
our manifesto and sign
up as a campaigner for more information.
New heart plan
In 2010 we petitioned for a new Government plan to
tackle heart and circulatory disease in England. The old ten year
plan for England (known as the National Service Framework) reached
its tenth anniversary in 2010. We managed to gather over 160,000
signatures and presented the petition to Number 10.
We've now had confirmation from the Westminster Government that
there will be a new heart plan put in place to tackle heart and
The Government backed down on product placement
proposals and confirmed that there will be a complete ban on
product placement of food and drink high in fat, sugar and salt on
British TV. This will help to ensure that children are protected
from junk food marketing and signals the importance that the
Government places on children’s health.
Thank you to everyone who helped achieve this outcome by sending
a response to the consultation. This was a great victory for our
campaigners and for public health.