A little Boris has arrived, as it was announced this morning that the Prime Minister and his partner Carrie Symonds have had a baby boy – and mother and baby are “doing well,” said a spokesman for the PM.
The news is a welcome boost for the couple following the PM’s recovery from coronavirus.
Boris is believed to have been present throughout the birth at a London hospital.
“The PM and Ms Symonds would like to thank the fantastic NHS maternity team,” the spokesman added.Carrie Symonds during her self-isolation with their dog Dilyn
The PM’s dad Stanley Johnson said he was “thrilled” by the birth of his grandson and “absolutely delighted”.
Mr Johnson returned to work on Monday after “coming back from the brink” in his battle with Covid-19 during which he spent three nights in intensive care.Boris before he was admitted to hospital with Covid-19
Health Secretary Matt Hancock congratulated the couple on social media, saying:”So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!”
Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer said it was “wonderful news”.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon 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.”