Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson, 80, 'recovering after heart operation' - The Coventry Observer

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Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson, 80, 'recovering after heart operation'

Felix Nobes 5th Dec, 2018 Updated: 5th Dec, 2018

LONG-STANDING Coventry North West MP Geoffrey Robinson is recovering in hospital after a minor operation, he has announced.

Mr Robinson, aged 80, tweeted: “I’m recovering well from my minor heart operation and would like to thank everyone for wishing me well.

“I’ll be back in Parliament next week to vote against this botched Tory Brexit deal, as it won’t protect jobs, workplace rights or provide frictionless trade for UK businesses.”

The tweet carries a picture of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger saying, ‘I’ll be back’.

The former chairman of Jaguar and Coventry City Football Club has been the Labour MP for Coventry North West since 1976.

He was close to former prime minister Tony Blair, who made him Paymaster General in the cabinet after Labour’s 1997 landslide election victory.

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