Councillor needs five stitches before campaigning

A Sheffield councillor who ripped her leg open on her way out to campaign had five stitches before heading straight back out on election day.

Thursday, 2nd May 2019, 1:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th May 2019, 1:34 pm

Councillor Jayne Dunn, cabinet member for education and skills, was walking down some steps on her way out to support fellow Labour councillors on election day when she fell over.

It left her with bad cuts which she had to get stitched up at the minor injuries unit at Hallamshire Hospital.

The detour to the doctors’ made her two hours late for campaigning but she headed straight back out.

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The cut happened as Coun Dunn was on her way to campaign. Photo by Jayne Dunn

Coun Dunn said it still hurts a bit but was battling through and added: “I love my party and believe in what I do, otherwise I wouldn’t have done it. It’s the best day to be out campaigning so I wouldn’t miss it.”

She was the second Labour councillor to be injured in a campaigning-related incident.

It came just days after her colleague Coun Denise Fox had to undergo multiple surgeries to repair her hand after a “vicious” dog bite while leafleting.

Councillor Jayne Dunn – cabinet member for education and skills.