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Shock calls to BAN iconic Coca-Cola truck THIS Christmas

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COCA-COLA: The famous red truck could be banned in Liverpool this year

The infamous red lorries – which are a reminder that the holidays are coming – have graced our festive seasons since 1995. But now the truck may not be making its way to Liverpool this year. Cllr Richard Kemp, leader of Liverpool’s Liberal Democrats party, claims the city is “in the grip of an obesity epidemic”.

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He believes Coca-Cola’s popular festive vehicle promotes a “grossly unhealthy” product, Liverpool Echo reports. Coca-Cola hit back, with its spokesman saying the truck also promotes sugar-free drinks.

Mr Kemp has written a letter to managers of the Liverpool One shopping district, setting out his opposition to the “cynical event”.

“The biggest single cause of this is the consumption of fizzy drinks”

Richard Kemp

He wrote: “You are probably aware that Liverpool is in the grip of an obesity epidemic for children and adults. “30% of our 11-year-olds are obese. “The biggest single cause of this is the consumption of fizzy drinks.

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“This is why I am appalled that there is a rumour going round that you will welcome the Coca-Cola van to Liverpool.

“This cynical event has taken place of the past five years and is not designed to welcome Christmas but to increase the consumption of a product that is grossly unhealthy.” But a spokesman for Coca-Cola Great Britain said it had received a “positive response from many people in people in Liverpool” during previous visits.

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The spokesman added: “People will have the opportunity to see the truck up close, have their photograph taken and enjoy a choice of a small, 150ml can of Coca-Cola Classic or one of our no sugar options, Diet Coke or Coca-Cola Zero Sugar.” Donna Hewitt, head of marketing for Liverpool One, said: “The Coca-Cola trust has not been confirmed to visit Liverpool One this year so we are not in a position to comment.”

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