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Former deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott is in hospital after suffering a stroke.
The veteran Labour politician, 81, was admitted to A&E in Hull on Friday and is still under the care of doctors, his family said in a statement today.
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They posted a statement on his Twitter account that reads: 'John was taken to hospital last Friday after suffering a stroke.
'We would like to praise the swift actions of the ambulance staff and the doctors and nurses at Hull Royal Infirmary's A&E and stroke unit.'
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His exact condition is not yet known, but his relatives say they hope he can make a 'full recovery'.
Prescott's former colleague Tony Blair led wellwishers in sending their sympathies to his family.
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They added: 'They have been remarkable and we cannot thank them enough. He is receiving excellent care from the NHS but we would respectfully request at this time that John and our family are given the privacy we need so he can have the time and space to make a full recovery. Thank you.'
The former Labour MP last tweeted on June 12, when he commented on the Conservative Party leadership election.
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He took part in a Channel 5 documentary entitled British Made with John Prescott, which aired in April this year and saw him explore the factories of four major food firms.
Before joining the House of Lords in 2010, Prescott was Hull East's Labour MP for 40 years.
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For 10 years he served as deputy Prime Minister under Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007, announcing his resignation within half an hour of Blair handing in his notice.
In a statement today, Blair sent his best wishes to the Prescott family: 'My thoughts are with John, Pauline and all the family. Hoping very much that he gets...
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