MP Twigg re­cov­er­ing af­ter pneu­mo­nia fight

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● HAL­TON MP Derek Twigg is re­cov­er­ing from a bout of pneu­mo­nia.

Cllr An­drea Wall, con­stituency as­sis­tant to the Labour MP, said Mr Twigg has been told to take com­plete rest and as such there may be a de­lay in replies for con­stituency mat­ters.

She said it was the first time in 20 years he had been needed to take time off due to ill­ness.

He had been treated with an­tibi­otics and is now ex­pected to re­turn to full ac­tion in about a fort­night.

Well­wish­ers ex­pressed their hopes for a speedy re­cov­ery on the Hal­ton con­stituency Labour Party Face­book page.

Pneu­mo­nia is a bac­te­rial in­fec­tion in the lung.

Symp­toms can in­clude cough­ing, fever, sweat­ing and shiv­er­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to NHS guid­ance, mild pneu­mo­nia can be treated at home with rest, an­tibi­otics and by drink­ing plenty of flu­ids but hospi­tal may be re­quired in se­vere cases.

Cllr Wall said: “Derek is re­cov­er­ing well but pneu­mo­nia can take a while to fully get over.

“He is still han­dling con­stituency mat­ters, that never stops for Derek.

“How­ever, he is hav­ing to take some rest to en­sure that he re­cov­ers from the pneu­mo­nia fully and as quickly as pos­si­ble.

“He has had many well wishes from his con­stituents with many com­ment­ing on how much he has helped them per­son­ally.”

Writ­ing on Face­book, so­cial me­dia user An­nemarie Dunn Roberts said: “Get well soon! You’ve al­ways an­swered any query I’ve had. Take care and get ● MP Derek Twigg in the Com­mons, and, right, Cllr An­drea Wall bet­ter – we need you fight­ing our cor­ner!”

Jenny Cross said: “Get well soon. I had a prob­lem many years ago and no-one helped.

“I got in touch with Derek and my se­ri­ous sit­u­a­tion was sorted im­me­di­ately. I’ll al­ways be grate­ful xx.”

Chief Con­sta­ble Si­mon Byrne has been sus­pended by PCC David Keane, left, pend­ing the out­come of a hear­ing

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