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Respected councillor Gordon Newton in hospital after heart attack

Friday 29th November 2019

RESPECTED borough councillor Gordon Newton is recovering in hospital from a major heart attack.
The Independent Maidstone member Cllr Newton, who is in his 70s and a stonemason by trade, was taken ill two weeks ago after complaining of pains in his shoulder.
After attending a local hospital, he was transferred to a specialist hospital in London for triple by-pass surgery where he is now recovering.
The councillor for Downswood and Otham told Daily Downs Mail: "I was taken ill two weeks ago with a serious heart attack that has led me to being transferred to a London Hospital for a triple heart by-pass. 
"Staff at the  Maidstone Hospital Coronary Care Unit have been absolutely fantastic in their handling of my case and I cannot praise them enough."
Fellow Independent Maidstone councillor, Eddie Powell said: "Let's hope Gordon is back in the thick of it very soon. We all wish him well."