UKIP Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans to take break from politics

Published Jun 11, 2017

SuzanneEvansPort.pngEarlier this year, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had surgery in April, just a few days before Theresa May called the general election, and so I put my plans to take time out to rest and recover on hold.

"Now the election is over, I intend to take a holiday from active politics, at least until the autumn.

"I am mid-way through a course of radiotherapy, started two weeks ago, and I would like to say a huge and heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone at the Royal Marsden and the Rose Centre at St George’s hospital, in London. I am being looked after amazingly well and feel incredibly lucky to have had my cancer diagnosed at an early stage. I expect to make a full recovery."

Steve Crowther, the UKIP interim leader said: “I am really sorry to hear of Suzanne's illness, and immensely grateful to her for the work she put in to make sure we had a superb manifesto, once again, for the general election.

"On behalf of the party and myself, I wish her the very best for her course of treatment, and a speedy recovery. We look forward to having her substantial talent back in the team, when she is fully fit again, rested and ready for the fray.”

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