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Prescott and Pauline Tilston married in 1961. They have two sons. The older, Johnathan Prescott, is a businessman. Their younger son, David Prescott, is active in Labour Party politics and works in the office of former party leader, Jeremy Corbyn;[117] he failed to be selected for his father's parliamentary seat in Hull[118] but was the Labour candidate for Gainsborough in 2015. Pauline had a son by an American airman in the 1950s, whom she gave up for adoption.[3]

Health concerns

Prescott was diagnosed with diabetes in 1990,[119] although this was not publicly disclosed until 2002.[120] On 2 June 2007 he was admitted to hospital after being taken ill on a train from his constituency in diabetes in 1990,[119] although this was not publicly disclosed until 2002.[120] On 2 June 2007 he was admitted to hospital after being taken ill on a train from his constituency in Hull to London King's Cross.[121] He was later diagnosed with pneumonia and was treated at University College Hospital, London. He was moved to a high-dependency ward on 5 June 2007 so he could be monitored more closely because of his age and the fact he suffers from diabetes.[122] On 6 June 2007 it was reported in the media that his condition was stable and that he was sitting up and "joking" with hospital staff.[123] He was subsequently released from hospital on 10 June 2007 to continue his recovery at home.[124]

In April 2008, Prescott recounted having suffered from the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, which he believed was brought on by stress, from the 1980s until 2007.[125]

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In April 2008, Prescott recounted having suffered from the eating disorder bulimia nervosa, which he believed was brought on by stress, from the 1980s until 2007.[125]

Prescott was admitted to Hull Royal Infirmary on 21 June 2019 after suffering a stroke.[126]