Report: Tony Blair's father Leo taken seriously ill

Tony and Cherie Blair, pictured with Leo, on the night of the 2001 General Election. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive

Tony Blair has pulled out of an event in central London with former US President Bill Clinton after his father Leo was taken seriously ill.

The Times political reporter Laura Pitel says a message was read out on behalf of Mr Blair which said: "I wanted to be with him."