Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds attending a church service in March. Source: PA Media
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Daily US Times: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their son.

A spokeswoman for Mr Johnson and his partner said both the baby and mother are “doing very well”.

It is understood that the PM was present throughout the birth, which took place in an NHS hospital in London. Mr Johnson recently recovered from coronavirus.

The spokeswoman added: “The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team.”

In March, Mr Johnson, 55, and Ms Symonds, 32, announced that they had become engaged at the end of last year and were expecting a baby in “early summer”.

Symonds has had a prominent career working in politics and was part of the campaign team that helped to get Johnson re-elected as mayor of London in 2012.

Mr Johnson has four children from his second marriage.

“Wonderful News

Mr Johnson and Ms Symonds are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together.

The PM returned to work on Monday, after a battle with coronavirus which led him to spend three nights in intensive care. Ms Symonds also suffered symptoms of the disease.

Stanley Johnson, the father of the prime minister, said he was “absolutely delighted” and “thrilled” by the birth of his grandson.

His Conservative colleagues have also been congratulating the couple on social media. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer also offered his congratulations on the “wonderful news”.

Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish First Minister, tweeted: “Some good news – sending congratulations to Carrie and the PM. And wishing health and happiness to the wee one.

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle congratulated the couple “on behalf of everyone in the House of Commons,” adding: “Such happy news amid so much uncertainty – 2020 is certainly a year they will never forget.”

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