Government minister James Brokenshire has been discharged from hospital following surgery to remove his right lung.

The security minister was diagnosed with lung cancer two years ago which required surgery to remove the upper lobe of his right lung.

But the Old Bexley and Sidcup MP suffered a recurrence of a tumour in the organ last month, and was forced to take leave.

Mr Brokenshire said the "somewhat troublesome" lung had now been removed by surgeons at Guy's Hospital in south London.

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The MP said he received "utterly outstanding" care from the NHS and was keeping "positive and upbeat" as he began the rehabilitation process following his discharge on Sunday night.

"A heartfelt thank you to the amazing NHS thoracic surgical, anaesthetist and theatre teams at Guy's Hospital for performing my lung removal and to the incredible team on Dorcas Ward for getting me through the challenging days since," he said.

"They are all superstars."

When he announced that further surgery was needed in January, Mr Brokenshire said he was "completely overwhelmed" by the messages of support he received.

On Monday, January 11, he tweeted: "Frustratingly, have a recurrence of a tumour in one part of my right lung.

"Taking leave for curative surgery. In good hands with the fantastic #NHS team who've been looking after me. Keeping positive and blessed to have the love of Cathy & the kids to support me through this."

Home secretary Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Keir Starmer and NI first minister Arlene Foster were among those to pass on best wishes.