Day: 12/02/2015

Wishing Southend’s James Duddridge MP a speedy return to health


I had been hearing about James Duddridge’s battles with illness for the last few months, Rochford & Southend East’s MP seeming to have disappeared overnight from the local scene.

The account in today’s Echo of his tribulations after having his gall bladder removed, though, was harrowing, and my sympathies go out to James and his family as he recovers his strength. Politics should not be personal, and I hope that he’ll be recovered enough for the debates and election campaign to come.