MP Guy is back in business

A NORTHUMBERLAND MP marked his full time return to the House of Commons with an appearance at last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs).

Guy Opperman used the opportunity to thank his Hexham constituents for their support during his serious illness.

He went on to praise the doctors and nurses who work in the NHS before asking the Prime Minister if he agreed that the service should be cherished and reformed to continue to meet the needs of the future.

David Cameron said the Government was determined to make sure the NHS was at its best for future generations, as well as welcoming the MP back to the House.

Afterwards, Mr Opperman said: “Questioning the Prime Minister at PMQs is always a bit nerve-racking, but I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things.

“I welcome the assurances from the Prime Minister that the NHS, which is so close to my own heart, is safe in this Government’s hands.

“I will continue to scrutinise the Health and Social Care Bill to make sure it delivers a better and stronger NHS for my constituents and the North East.”