MP DODDS TO TAKE SHORT BREAK AFTER TAKING ILL THIS WEEK

Nigel Dodds MP thanks well wishers for messages of support after he took ill this week in London

Nigel Dodds MP thanks well wishers for messages of support after he took ill this week in London

NORTH Belfast DUP MP Nigel Dodds is take a few days off from political activities after falling ill in London this week.

And he has thanked all well wishers for their messages of support.

As a result, the MP will miss party’s spring conference which is being held this weekend.

The 54-year-old took ill on Wednesday morning at the party’s offices in Westminister while preparing papers for Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).

He was missing from the benches in the House of Commons when David Cameron got to his feet at mid day.

It later emerged he had been taken to hospital after complaining of a “severe headache.”

Mr Dodds was kept in overnight and his wife, the DUP MEP Diane Dodds rushed to beside while on business in London.

In a statemnt on Friday afternoon, Mr Dodds said: “I want to thank everyone for their prayers, best wishes and expressions of support for myself and Diane in recent days.

“The overwhelming kindness of so many has been a great source of blessing and help to all of our family.

“After this unscheduled break I am looking forward to returning to my full schedule of work in the Constituency and in Parliament within a few days.

“It is disappointing that Diane and I will both miss the Party’s Spring Conference this weekend.

“We were looking forward to participating in it and meeting up with friends and colleagues.

“I know it will be a great success and that the Party will demonstrate once again its total commitment to moving Northern Ireland forward.”

 

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