Norman Lamb MP blames stroke on long working days

From BBC - April 12, 2018

Former government health minister Norman Lamb has revealed he had a stroke, which he blames on long working days and not enough sleep.

The Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk said the "very minor stroke" happened two weeks ago.

Mr Lamb, 60, who was a health minister under the coalition, told the Eastern Daily Press he only slept a few hours each night but now has to make changes.

He said it caused no physical damage and he will return to work shortly.

Mr Lamb said he woke up with double vision at his London flat a fortnight ago and went to hospital where doctors told him he had had a "very minor stroke".

Strokes, which occur when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, are the third most common cause of premature death and a leading cause of disability in the UK.

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Mr Lamb said he felt very lucky to have a "second chance" after being told the stroke had not caused him any physical damage.


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