'I’ve been recovering strongly': James Brokenshire to return to parliament a month after undergoing lung surgery

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James Brokenshire, the former Northern Ireland secretary, has revealed he will return to front line politics a month on from lung surgery,

The Conservative MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup last night announced he will be back in parliament this week and said he was "recovering strongly".

He said on Twitter: "Pleased to say that I’ve been recovering strongly after my lung surgery a month ago.

"Have had incredible love and support from family and overwhelmed by so many kind emails, letters and messages.

"Will be back at Westminster when the Commons returns on Tuesday."

Mr Brokenshire last month stepped down from his Cabinet poston medical grounds.

In his resignation letter to Theresa May, he said he required an operation to remove a small lesion in his right lung. He also said he could not give the "effort, energy and complete focus" needed for the Northern Ireland post, which was filled by Karen Bradley.

Mr Brokenshire has also previously served under Mrs May in Government in the Home Office with responsibility for security and immigration.

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