MP’s wife in ski slope drama

Sally and John Bercow at the 2010 general election count in Aylesbury
Sally and John Bercow at the 2010 general election count in Aylesbury

MP for Buckingham John Bercow is looking forward to welcoming home his family, after his wife, Sally, was involved in a painful skiiing accident.

Sally Bercow had to be winched off a mountain on Tuesday in the Austrian resort of Lienz and has spent nearly a week in a hospital with a shattered leg.

Mrs Bercow was on a half term skiing holiday with cousins and the couple’s three children, Oliver, aged 11, Freddie, nine, and Jemima, six.

She has had to have screws and metal plates inserted into her lower leg, which was broken into nine pieces.

The family are due to fly home on Monday.