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by Andrew Learmonth
25 March 2021
SNP's Joanna Cherry to 'take some time out' for health reasons

Joanna Cherry MP - Image credit: Jane Barlow/PA Wire/PA Images

SNP's Joanna Cherry to 'take some time out' for health reasons

The SNP’s Joanna Cherry is to take some time off work for health reasons.

The MP for Edinburgh South West took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to ask for her privacy to be respected.

She said her constituency office will continue to deal with enquiries.

Cherry tweeted: “A wee personal announcement. I’m taking some time out for health reasons.

"My constituency office will continue to deal with all enquiries. I hope my privacy will be respected. Thank you.”

SNP depute leader Keith Brown tweeted: "All the best for a rapid and complete recovery Joanna."

“Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery,” wrote SNP candidate Tom Arthur.

Annabelle Ewing added: “Hope you take time needed to feel back on form.”

Ian Blackford, the party’s leader at Westminster tweeted: “I hope you make a speedy recovery.”

Cherry was until recently the SNP’s spokesperson on justice and home affairs. However, she was sacked in February, with Blackford accusing her of not being a “team player.”
 

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