Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd in hospital with Coronavirus

Rochdale MP Tony Lloyd is in hospital after contracting coronavirus.

Mr Lloyd, 70, the shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland, is being treated at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

In a statement, Labour said: “He is stable and responding to the treatment and dedicated care that he is receiving from the brilliant doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff at the hospital. “

New Labour leader, Kier Starmer has tweeted his best wishes to the Rochdale MP.   In a tweet posted this afternoon, Mr Starmer said: "Wishing @tony4rochdale a swift and full recovery from coronavirus. Our thoughts are with him, his family and friends at this difficult time."

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