Richard Harrington returned to a care home just months after it was saved from closure.

The Watford MP was invited to Tannerswood in Abbots Langley last Friday where elderly residents wanted to thank him for the support he had given them.

In January this year, nine women were given just 30 days to leave by their care provider, Abbeyfield West Herts Society, due to health and safety concerns.

Fearful of being homeless, Mr Harrington was contacted, and in late January, he met with the chief executive of the society, David McCullough.

In early February, the society announced a reprieve. It was agreed that the Abbeyfield Society would take over operational management of the property on an interim basis.

Since then, the Abbeyfield Society has commissioned a new survey by TAS building contractors, and also organised for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to inspect the building.

Mr Harrington said: "I'd like to thank Elizabeth and Mike for inviting me to tea on Friday afternoon. I always enjoy spending time in Abbots Langley.

"I'm so pleased that the notice of closure has been withdrawn, so that residents will not have to move, and can stay close to their family and friends. I've been told that Tannerswood is even advertising vacant rooms now, which is great news.”