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Labour and Conservative councillors go head-to-head in a ‘weight loss challenge’.

A study by Public Health England last year found that 70.2 per cent of people in Broxbourne were overweight against a national average of 64 per cent and a county average of 61.8. This has serious implications for the quality of life for local residents and the pressure on healthcare services.

To highlight the benefits of losing weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle, as well as the local facilities to help people to do this, Labour Councillor Neil Harvey and Conservative Councillor Paul Seeby have challenged each other to see who can lose the most weight in the next 3 months.

They were both weighed at the Laura Trott Centre on 2 September and will be weighed again on 1 December.  The loser will donate 50 pounds to the Mayor’s charity, the British Lung Foundation.

Councillor Harvey said “With such great, cost effective facilities in the Borough, there’s no reason why I can’t better my health whilst losing some extra pounds at the same time. I’m going to cut out the fatty treats and go for morning runs”.

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