I was shocked tonight to hear that my local MP, Labour's David Cairns, is in intensive care in a London hospital being treated for acute pancreatitis.
This puts party differences into perspective, and I am sure other constituents would join me in wishing him a speedy recovery.
I know from experience that David works hard for our community and I have in the past had reason to be appreciative of his efforts on my behalf.
I am sure he is in good hands and wish him well, although obviously my thoughts are also with his friends and family. Hopefully he'll be back at work in the near future.