Paice vows to carry on on crutches

PUBLISHED: 14:01 21 March 2007 | UPDATED: 12:18 04 May 2010

Jim Paice MP

Jim Paice MP

JIM Paice MP has said it s business as usual after he broke his leg shifting hay bales on his farm. The south-east Cambridgeshire MP, pictured, has said a broken fibula will not get in the way of his constituency engagements, which he will fulfil on a p

JIM Paice MP has said "it's business as usual" after he broke his leg shifting hay bales on his farm.

The south-east Cambridgeshire MP, pictured, has said a broken fibula will not get in the way of his constituency engagements, which he will fulfil on a pair of crutches.

Mr Paice, 57, thought he had sprained his ankle shifting hay bales on his smallholding last week, but when the pain continued, he visited a hospital close to the House of Commons, where he was told he had a broken fibula.

He will be in plaster and on crutches for six weeks and will be driven around by wife Ava.

"As far as I'm concerned it's business as usual," he said.

"The leg is a bit sore and I'll be on crutches for a while but I'll still be out and about in the constituency thanks to my wife who will be driving me around."

Mr Paice, the shadow minister for agriculture, will address the National Farmers' Union in Newmarket in plaster on Friday, before three local school visits, a constituency annual general meeting and home visits to constituents

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