"Yesterday afternoon, while waiting for the election outcome, I decided to take a break and go for a horse-back ride with my wife, Allison, who needless to say, I have barely seen for the last 36 days.
Unfortunately, my horse got skittish, bucked and I was thrown off. It was not the relaxing time with Allison I was hoping for and, of course, the timing could not have been worse.
I do not yet know the extent of my injuries. I am at the hospital for a full assessment. What I can report is that I have scrapes and bruises on my face and am in significant pain.
As soon as I am able, I will make myself available to talk about the results and about my priorities for Essex. Thank you for your understanding at this time. "
Chris Lewis MP