Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott has been admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke, his family has said in a statement.
A statement posted on his Twitter account said he was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary last Friday.
A statement from the family of John Prescott. pic.twitter.com/0wgCNYn0ZV
— John Prescott (@johnprescott) June 24, 2019
It praised the “swift actions” of staff at Hull Royal Infirmary’s A&E and stroke unit.
The statement added: “They have been remarkable and we cannot thank them enough. He is receiving excellent care from the NHS.”