.@grantshapps is temporarily taking on FCO minister James Duddridge’s duties, due to the latter’s illness
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) July 15, 2015
Now this is interesting. It looks like the ministerial duties of Rochford & Southend East MP James Duddridge are being delegated to
Michael Green Grant Shapps, due to James’ illness.
Regular readers might remember that James Duddridge suffered a rather nasty bout of illness a little while back, which left him hospitalised and out of action for a number of months. Has he suffered a relapse?
I also note that Mr Duddridge has recently been active locally, both blocking on Twitter anyone who dares to ask him questions about his voting intentions, and attacking the homeless in the local paper.
A mystery indeed.
UPDATED: Apparently Mr Duddridge has been admitted to hospital. I have not verified this beyond my little birds, but regardless of political disagreements, I wish him a speedy recovery so that we can cross blades once more. Get well soon, James.