Gedling borough councillors wish Prime Minister Boris Johnson a ‘speedy recovery’ as he is treated in hospital for COVID-19

 Gedling borough councillors wish Prime Minister Boris Johnson a ‘speedy recovery’ as he is treated in hospital for COVID-19

PICTURED: Prime Minister Boris Johnson and (inset) Gedling Borough councillors John Clarke and Michael Payne

Councillors in Gedling borough have sent their well wishes to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson who is in hospital being treated for COVID-19.

Gedling Borough Council leaders John Clarke and Michael Payne sent a letter yesterday to the Prime Minister, wishing him ‘a speedy recovery’.

They wrote: “We are all in this fight against Coronavirus together. We are wishing you well and hope you make a speedy recovery. Our thoughts and best wishes are also with Carrie and the baby.

“We will continue our close work with colleagues in Government to respond to this local and national emergency and look forward to seeing you back to full health as soon as possible.”

Councillor Alex Stroggie, who is Gedling Borough councillor for Carlton Hill ward, tweeted: “Thoughts are with the prime minister, this evening. This terrible pandemic has no political colours and so must we, in fighting it. Get well soon.”

Trent Valley Councillor Michael Adams also tweeted: “We are all hoping for your swift recovery. Sending all our support from us all.

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Former Gedling MP Vernon Coaker also sent his best wishes to the Prime Minister on Twitter.

He posted: “Our thoughts and prayers for a full recovery for the PM.”

BBC News reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care at a central London hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Downing Street told the BBC that Mr Johnson ‘was moved to the unit on the advice of his medical team and was receiving “excellent care”‘.

Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, a spokesman added.

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