1452 requests of a new government were extracted from organisation manifestos published between 19 April – 11 May 2017. Political promises were extracted from eight party manifestos. 56 broad topics were identified. Fourteen of the 96 organisations included were considered to have a public health outlook. Excluding requests on Brexit or the NHS, the most frequently cited requests were around diet, smoking, and mental health. The apparent lack of overlap with government priorities suggests there is scope for the public health system to change its approach to address issues such as the environment and sustainability.