Fareham MP Suella Braverman reveals sex of her baby due this summer

Fareham MP Suella Braverman. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Fareham MP Suella Braverman. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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A PREGNANT MP has revealed the sex of her baby, which is due later this year. 

Fareham MP Suella Braverman announced last month that she and her husband Rael are expecting a child in July. 

She has promised that despite her pregnancy there will be no let-up in representing her constituents in the months up to the birth. 

And Mrs Braverman has now revealed the sex of the baby – announcing that she is expecting a boy. 

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She said: ‘My husband and I are delighted to know that we will be having a baby boy in July, and necessary measures are being put in place to ensure that my work in Fareham and Westminster are well supported both before and after the birth.

‘As like any new mother I will be taking maternity leave, however, I would like to reassure my constituents that my offices in both Fareham and Westminster will continue to function as normal and that my constituents will be represented in Parliament.’ 

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In January a proxy-voting motion was passed in the House of Commons that enables MPs to vote without physically attending the Commons.

The new voting system will start as a one-year pilot for maternity, paternity and adoption cases.

Mrs Braverman was among several MPs, including Conservative Chloe Smith and Labour’s Emma Reynolds, who recently called for a change to parliamentary voting rules.

The new system means that Mrs Braverman can now nominate another MP to vote on her behalf if she is unable to get to Westminster.