MP replaced as minister after suffering ‘infection’
- Credit: PA Archive/PA Images
Suffolk Coastal MP Thérèse Coffey has been temporarily replaced as an environment minister due to illness.
Sources said the MP had been hospitalised with an 'infection' but no further details were available and it is not clear when she might return to work.
In a statement Number 10 said: 'David Rutley MP has been appointed temporarily whilst Thérèse Coffey MP recovers from a period of illness.'
Dr Coffey, who was appointed to Suffolk Coastal in 2010, had been the parliamentary under secretary of state for environment and rural life opportunities since July last year and was previously the deputy leader of the House of Commons.
Even during her illness she has continued to comment on the work of the environment department most recently welcoming the new clean air strategy.
You may also want to watch:
It is believed her constituency work will be taken on by her office.
- 1 Man dies in hospital after fight near Norfolk pub
- 2 Norfolk wakes up to empty pumps – despite assurances of ‘ample fuel stocks’
- 3 The Bill star reveals he has moved to Norfolk and why he loves it
- 4 Queues form at Norfolk petrol stations - despite reassurances over stock
- 5 Huge seaside home with indoor pool for sale for £600,000
- 6 How farm shop grew from honesty-box shed to £1.2m turnover
- 7 Petrol station queues causing rush-hour delays
- 8 SOLD! Royal Arcade goes for £2m MORE than guide price
- 9 Why has a golden dome appeared in this Norfolk town?
- 10 Some queues - but business largely as usual at Norfolk's petrol stations