The shadow health minister, Andy Burnham MP has defended his record on health care.
He says that 7 of the 14 hospitals highlighted in the report into standards in hospitals have lost more than 1,100 nursing jobs in recent years.
He says that all of 14 hospital in the review were meeting their targets during his time in office but none of them are meeting their targets now.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.