LEADERS from across the political spectrum in Bolton are wishing Boris Johnson well as he battles with coronavirus in a London hospital.

The Prime Minister was admitted to St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday evening but was moved to intensive care after his condition worsened on Monday.

Newly-elected MP for Bolton North East, Mark Logan worked with Mr Johnson seven years ago while he served as London mayor.

He said: “My deep impression then, and now, is that fewer people on this planet have the energy and passion that he does.

“I’ve never stopped rooting for him. And he’s never stopped rooting for all of us in Bolton and across the country. Let’s get behind him and join in a national clap at 8pm tonight.”

Bolton West MP Chris Green sent a message of support to Mr Johnson’s pregnant fiancee Carrie Symonds and the rest of his family.

He said: “My thoughts are very much with Boris, Carrie and his family and I wish him a speedy recovery.

“He has been leading our country through one of the most challenging periods in recent history with resolution and determination and I look forward to seeing him back in Number 10.

“Get well soon, Prime Minister. Everyone in Bolton West is praying for you.”

Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, who represents Bolton South East, also wished the Prime Minister well.

She said: “All of our thoughts are with the Prime Minister and his family at this incredibly difficult time. It is a reminder that this horrific virus does not discriminate, anyone can get can it and spread it. We must stay at home and save lives.”

Leader of the council, Cllr David Greenhalgh, had the following message for Mr Johnson.

He said: “We are sending every best wish to you, Prime Minister, and praying for your speedy recovery. Our country needs you more than ever, and may you gain strength from knowing you have this great nation behind you willing you to get better.”

Labour group leader, Cllr Linda Thomas, shared her surprise at the news of the Prime Minister’s ill health.

She said: “I was shocked and anxious to hear that the Prime Minister had been admitted seriously ill to hospital and subsequently Intensive Care. I wish him well and a speedy recovery.

“This dangerous virus is no respecter of position and I would like to take this opportunity to send heartfelt thoughts and concern for all those suffering like the Prime Minister with coronavirus and my gratitude to all the frontline staff so bravely caring for them.”

UKIP group leader, Cllr Sean Hornby, wished Mr Johnson a speedy recovery.

He said: “My thoughts and prayers go out to the Prime Minister and his family. Boris has worked tirelessly for weeks on this unprecedented crisis that is the greatest threat to hit not just the UK but the world which is as of yet a virus that we know very little about.

“Boris has put the country first throughout and over the next few days has had to hand over whilst in intrusive care to his first minister but I am sure that he will make a speedy recovery and will be back in charge at the helm in Downing Street as soon as possible.

“My thoughts also go out at this time for the unsung heroes the NHS staff, the volunteers, the health workers and anyone else connected to keeping us all safe at this time.”