Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Labour MP, Paul Blomfield, recovering after tumour operation

Paul Blomfield, Sheffield Central MP
Image caption Paul Blomfield replaced Labour MP Richard Caborn in the Sheffield Central 2010 election

The Labour MP Paul Blomfield is recovering in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour.

Mr Blomfield, who has been Sheffield Central MP since May 2010 under-went surgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in his home constituency on Thursday.

A benign brain tumour was discovered earlier this week after a routine examination by doctors.

Mr Blomfield's wife Linda McAvan said he was making a "good recovery".

The MP, who is aged 57, has thanked medical staff. Ms McAvan, who is Labour MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "Paul and I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and in particular to the surgical and nursing teams who have been amazing."

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