Labour MP Paul Goggins dies a week after collapsing while out running with son (From This Is Local London)
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Labour MP Paul Goggins dies a week after collapsing while out running with son
Updated 11:11am Wednesday 8th January 2014 in News
Labour MP Paul Goggins has died a week after collapsing while out running.
The 60-year-old MP for the Greater Manchester seat of Wythenshawe and Sale East died last night in Salford Hospital.
His wife Wyn and three grown-up children were by his bedside in hospital, where he had received treatment for a suspected brain haemorrhage after collapsing while running with his son on December 30.
In a statement released to the Manchester Evening News, his family said: "Last night Paul Goggins, our dear dad and husband, died in hospital in Salford with us by his side. We are completely heartbroken.
"He had been very ill since collapsing last week. The way in which he has been cared for at Salford Royal has been such a comfort to us and we can't thank the staff enough for this.
"We have been overwhelmed by the support and good wishes we have received from so many people - a real sign of love and a reflection of the sort of person Paul/Dad was.
"We would also like to thank the media for continuing to respect our privacy at such a difficult time."