South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck needs operation after fall at Labour Party conference

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck has thanked NHS staff and announced she needs surgery after a fall at the Labour Party conference.

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The MP was one of a number of delegates at the conference at The Grand Hotel in Brighton, and had been giving a speech.

She said on twitter: "Thanks to staff at The Grand Hotel and paramedics for looking after me.

"To you lovely twitter people asking how I am. I'm in A&E with a broken wrist being well looked after by our amazing NHS. "It happened just after I was giving a speech in #Lab17 fringe where I was speaking about how my dyspraxia makes me clumsy!"

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Mrs Lewell-Buck later posted a picture of herself in hospital wearing a sling, and revealed she needed an operation.

It's not the first time the MP has had a medical mishap.

In 2015 she broke her ankle after taking a tumble while running the Great North Run.

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The MP was forced to watch her new leader Jeremy Corbyn's first appearance at Prime Minister’s Questions at home on TV with her leg in a cast.