New Shadow Health Minister 'forced' to renounce her support for homeopathy

30th October 2013

MP Luciana Berger replaced Diane Abbott as shadow health minister in Ed Miliband’s recent reshuffle. 

The Independent newspaper has claimed that the shadow health minister has been ‘forced’ to renounce her support for homeopathy, just weeks after beginning her new role.

The newspaper claims she has previously signed parliamentary motions submitted for debate that supported the funding of homeopathic remedies on the NHS. But a Labour Party spokesman yesterday said: ‘Luciana fully supports the scientific evidence on the use of homeopathy. These old petitions will have no impact on her work as a shadow health minister.’

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