BRAINTREE’S MP has revealed his wife’s cancer treatment is "looking really positive" as he gave an update to residents from his constituency.

James Cleverly said it had been a “turbulent” few months both in politics and his personal life as he opened up to his constituents on social media.

In a video, Mr Cleverly gave an update on the ongoing Conservative leadership race, but also on his wife Susie’s battle with cancer.

The 52-year-old was out and about in his constituency and could be seen standing on The Causeway in Halstead while filming his update.

Touching on the leadership race, which has seen the new Education Secretary back Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Mr Cleverly said: “Well, it’s been a pretty turbulent couple of weeks in politics, and for those of you who have been keeping up, a pretty turbulent six months or so in the Cleverly family, so I thought I’d give you an update on both.

“You’ll see that the Conservative members of parliament are going through the process of selecting a new leader who will also then become Prime Minister once the vote has gone out to the wider membership of the party.

“On a personal note, I have been asked to serve as Secretary of State for Education, which is a huge privilege.

“It’s a really important time of year now with exam results, GCSE results, T-Level results, A-Level results, school admissions, university admissions - a really busy time.”

The MP also used the platform to share good news about Susie’s condition and thanked residents for their ongoing support.

He added: “For all those people asking after Susie, thank you so much for all the support and the love that you have been expressing to us.

“She’s had some really good news. The surgery has gone well, the chemo has gone well, her prognosis is really positive.

“She’s still got a fair bit of treatment to do, but the medical professionals are really pleased with the response - really happy with how things have gone.

“Nothing is over until it’s over, but it’s looking really positive so thank you again.”