North Durham MP speaks the Commons about his battle with depression

Kevan Jones MP speaks in the House of Commons about his battle with depression Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Labour MP for North Durham Kevan Jones has told the Commons of his own battle with depression and his struggle to talk openly about the condition.

Mr Jones said he found therapy rather than drugs had helped him to cope and called on parliamentary colleagues to be champions for better mental health.

He also asks for constituents and the media to be more sympathetic to the demands on politicians in the modern era.

Below is Gerry Foley's full report