The wife of Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg fractured her elbow after tripping while shopping at the weekend, party sources said today.
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez fell awkwardly on Saturday and broke her left elbow.
She was treated at the Accident & Emergency department of Kingston Hospital in south west London, a spokeswoman for Mr Clegg said.
Mr Clegg had taken a day off from electioneering on Saturday as the couple spent time with their three young sons, whose return from a holiday in Spain had been delayed by the volcanic ash cloud.
Antonio, eight, Alberto, five, and one-year-old Miguel had been staying with Ms Gonzalez Durantez's family when flights were grounded.
A spokeswoman for Mr Clegg said: "Miriam tripped on the way to the shops on Saturday.
"Later she was in pain so went to Kingston Hospital A&E where it was discovered she had fractured her elbow."
Ms Gonzalez Durantez, who is right-handed, now has her left arm in a sling.
It was the second time in recent weeks that Ms Gonzalez Durantez has been to Kingston Hospital.
She joined her husband on a campaign visit to the hospital earlier this month.Reuse content