Coun­cil­lor forced to take break

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - NEWS -

A coun­cil­lor has been forced to take a break from tack­ling con­stituents’ is­sues af­ter be­ing ad­mit­ted to hospi­tal.

Maid­stone bor­ough coun­cil­lor Matthew Bur­ton took to so­cial me­dia to alert his fol­low­ers to the is­sue and said he would re­turn calls when he re­turns.

Cllr Bur­ton has spent time at the Na­tional Hospi­tal for Neu­rol­ogy and Neu­ro­surgery in Lon­don and it is un­der­stood neu­ro­sur­geons have been con­duct­ing tests and as­sess­ing the re­sults.

Cllr Bur­ton told the KM pres­sure mon­i­tors had been placed on his head and he thanked staff at Maid­stone and in Lon­don for their care.

The Park Wood ward coun­cil­lor posted a state­ment on Face­book this week giv­ing an up­date to his sit­u­a­tion.

Cllr Bur­ton wrote: “If you have been try­ing to get in touch with me over the last week or so, my sin­cer­est apolo­gies.

“I have been taken into hospi­tal be­cause of what seems to be a set­back in long-stand­ing con­di­tion.

“I am await­ing a trans­fer to an­other hospi­tal at the mo­ment, but hope to be back in ac­tion in the near fu­ture and will re­turn all calls, texts, tweets, mes­sages and emails when I’m up and run­ning again.

“In the mean­time, if you live in Park Wood and Boughton Monchelsea North and have been try­ing to get hold of me ur­gently, please try my col­league, Cllr Jade Web­ster.

“Her con­tact info is avail­able on the Maid­stone Bor­ough Coun­cil web­site. Thank you for your pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing.”

Cllr Matthew Bur­ton

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