Health Secretary Victoria Atkins says husband's sugar job no conflict

Friday, November 17, 2023
The new health secretary has insisted there is no conflict of interest with her husband's senior role in the British sugar industry. Victoria Atkins, who is the Louth and Horncastle MP, is married to British Sugar managing director Paul Kenward. Ms Atkins said she would recuse herself from some government business if necessary. The Department of Health and Social Care said Ms Atkins had declared all her outside interests. "Anyone who knows me knows that I am very, very independently minded," Ms Atkins said. "I voted enthusiastically for the sugar tax when that came before Parliament."
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