LEEDS MP Andrea Jenkyns and her partner are celebrating the birth of their first child - on the same day as Article 50 was triggered.
The MP for Morley and Outwood gave birth to her son Clifford George yesterday weighing a healthy 7 lbs and 6 oz.
The Prime Minister conveyed her congratulations and sent her best wishes to Andrea, a prominent Brexit campaigner, and partner Jack.
Clifford is named after Andrea’s late father who sadly died in 2011 of a hospital based infection and was the driving force behind her entering politics.
Andrea said: “At the age of 42 I am overjoyed to announce the birth of my first son, Clifford George. Following a challenging pregnancy, which involved several stays in hospital, I am relieved to finally welcome my beautiful boy to the world and I am excited to become a Mum for the first time. Becoming a mother is such a moving and life changing experience and I am overwhelmed by the love and protection I feel towards my little boy.
“Being on the Committee on Exiting the European Union and an enthusiastic campaigner for leaving the EU I am surprised and proud to welcome my “Brexit Baby” to the world on the same day as Article 50 is triggered”