Sir Robert Smith MP “receiving appropriate treatment” for Parkinson’s disease

sir Robert SmithThe BBC reports:

Sir Robert Smith, the MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, has been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.

The 55-year-old Liberal Democrat politician was said to be receiving the “appropriate treatment”.

He has represented the constituency since 1997, and intends to continue.

Sir Robert said: “This was not easy news to receive, but it is a condition that can be managed and I plan to make the best I can of it.”

He added: “I would like to thank the medical staff at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for the help I am receiving.

“My colleagues at Westminster and locally are being very supportive, as is my family.”

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine constituency 2015 campaign committee chairman Mike Rumbles said:

I am saddened to hear that Sir Robert has this progressive illness but am delighted that he intends to keep working as our local MP and is committed to re-standing in 2015.

Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people in the UK. It can cause a tremor, muscle rigidity and slowness of movement. It is incurable but treatable with a number of drugs.

Sir Robert, 55, has represented West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine since 1997, and has been re-selected to contest the seat for the Liberal Democrats at the next election.

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One Comment

  • Dominic Curran 15th Nov '13 - 12:09pm

    Very sad news. I worked for Sir Robert many years ago and remember him as a very decent man. My thoughts and best wishes to him and his family.

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