Prime Minister welcomes MP Ruffley back to Westminster

THE Prime Minister has welcomed Suffolk MP David Ruffley as he returned to Westminster this week.

THE Prime Minister has welcomed Suffolk MP David Ruffley as he returned to Westminster this week.

David Cameron offered his support to the MP for Bury St Edmunds as he returned to work following a fall under a train earlier this year.

“I join my parliamentary colleagues on all sides of the house to warmly welcome David back,” Mr Cameron said in a statement released today.

“I know he’s looking forward to continuing to represent his constituents in Bury St Edmunds and fighting for the causes he believes in.”


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Mr Ruffley said he has been strengthened by support from his constituents while he was away from Parliament since June, when he fell under a train travelling at low speed in a London railway station in an apparent suicide bid.

The MP, who has represented Bury for the past 13 years, was said to have been suffering from depression since Christmas and was lucky to survive as he threw himself off a platform at London’s Victoria station in front of the Gatwick Express.

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But Mr Ruffley returned to work at Westminster on Monday, saying he had made a return to full health and was delighted to resume his constituency and Parliamentary duties.

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