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Labour MP Jo Stevens being treated in hospital for Covid

Postat la Jan 03, 2021

The Labour MP and shadow culture secretary Jo Stevens is being treated in hospital for coronavirus.

The Cardiff Central MP has been “laid low with Covid for a while”, according to a statement from her team on New Year’s Eve.

On Saturday, they tweeted from her account: “Jo has asked us to let you know that she is being treated in hospital for Covid. Thanks for all your good wishes, we will give an update when we can.”

The 54-year-old was elected at the 2015 election, winning the seat back for Labour from the Liberal Democrats. She was previously shadow secretary of state for Wales for a short while under Jeremy Corbyn.

In November she wrote to the culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, calling for the government to clamp down on platforms that host “anti-vax” content.

Labour leader Keir Starmer replied to her tweets, saying: “Get well soon Jo, a dear friend and colleague.”

Mark Drakeford, Wales’s first minister , also sent his best wishes to Stevens. He said: “All of our thoughts and best wishes are with Jo for a speedy recovery. Thank you to Jo’s constituency team for continuing to support Cardiff Central constituents at this difficult time.”