SHEFFIELD Central MP Paul Blomfield is recovering after emergency surgery to remove a brain tumour.
Surgeons found the tumour was benign and Mr Blomfield, aged 57, is said to making a good recovery.
His wife Linda McAvan, who is a member of the European Parliament, said the tumour was discovered during a routine examination earlier this week.
“He underwent emergency surgery on Thursday to remove the tumour and I am delighted to say he is now making a good recovery,” she said.
“Paul and I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and in particular to the surgical and nursing teams who have been amazing.
“We are lucky to have such fantastic healthcare in Sheffield.”
Paul’s friend Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, said news of the operation had come as a shock.
“We are all hoping he comes through this, and our thoughts are with him and we are wishing him a speedy recovery.
“We want him back as soon as possible.”
Linda said Paul and his family were asking for privacy so that he can have time to concentrate fully on his recovery.