James Brokenshire recovering 'strongly' from lung surgery and ready to return to work
FORMER secretary of state James Brokenshire said he is recovering 'strongly' after surgery to treat a lung condition and hopes to return to work tomorrow.
The Conservative MP resigned from the cabinet after a lesion was discovered on his right lung.
He has since been replaced as secretary of state by Karen Bradley.
Mr Brokenshire said he realised something may be wrong after he had and “odd niggle with my lungs that was out of the ordinary that I wasn't happy with”.
The 50-year-old took to Twitter to say that he is recovering strongly and "will be back at Westminster when the commons returns on Tuesday." He thanksed people for his support and posted a picture of himself on a walk in the countryside.
Pleased to say that I’ve been recovering strongly after my lung surgery a month ago. Have had incredible love and support from family and overwhelmed by so many kind emails, letters and messages. Will be back at Westminster when the Commons returns on Tuesday pic.twitter.com/UbGPKnUlU9— James Brokenshire (@JBrokenshire) February 18, 2018
Speaking last month the politician said he was aware he would be unable to continue in his role after his condition was discovered.
“When I was told I was very clear that I could not deal with this while remaining a member of the government,” he told Sky News.
“I couldn't see how I could continue to give the effort and the energy required for front-line politics, particularly given the current challenges in Northern Ireland.”