Internet mocks Diane Abbott as Grantham MP leaves hospital for EU vote

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Internet users have mocked shadow home secretary Diane Abbott after a Lincolnshire MP left hospital to vote on Brexit.

Nick Boles, the MP for Grantham, Stamford and Bourne, has been receiving treatment for cancer since a tumour was discovered in his head in December.

But he tweeted a picture of himself leaving hospital in a wheelchair to vote in favour of triggering Article 50.

In a post on Facebook Mr Boles said he felt "pretty grim" and would have to go back to hospital after the vote.

But he added: "I want to come to Parliament to represent my constituents on this important bill and do my bit to ensure that it is passed without amendment."

His decision comes after Ms Abbott was criticised for missing last week’s key vote after complaining of a migraine.

She was challenged at a meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party on Monday night, with some suggesting she had "dodged" the vote.

And social media users were quick to take the opportunity to mock the Labour MP after Mr Boles's announcement.

Twitter user Henry Brubaker said: "Good work sir! Maybe on your way in you could pop in and check on Diane Abbot, make sure she is ok."

@Tom Seston added: "You have my genuine respect for this. However you could just say that you have a headache."

Facebook user Dean Cornish wrote: "Well done Nick. Puts to shame others who couldn't vote for 'illness'. Get well soon."

Richard Short added: "Brilliant Nick, duty first as always. Many should look at your example and devotion to service."