Ex-deputy PM John Prescott in hospital after suffering from a stroke

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Ex-deputy PM John Prescott in hospital after suffering from a stroke

FORMER deputy prime minister Lord Prescott was rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke.

The 81-year-old, who is a Labour Peer in the House of Lords after serving under Tony Blair, was admitted on Friday.

The Labour peer’s family confirmed the news in a statement.

It said: “John was taken to hospital last Friday after suffering a stroke.

“We would like to praise the swift actions of the ambulance staff and the doctors and nurses at Hull Royal Infirmary’s A&E and stroke unit. They have been remarkable and we cannot thank them enough.

“He is receiving excellent care from the NHS but we would respectfully request at this time that John and our family are given the privacy we need so that he can have the time and space to make a full recovery.

“Thank you.”

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