Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announce birth of son

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds have announced the birth of their son.

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

“The prime minister and Ms Symonds are thrilled to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy at a London hospital earlier this morning,” she added.

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

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

‘Wonderful news’

They are the first unmarried couple to move into Downing Street together.

Mr Johnson returned to work on Monday, after recovering from coronavirus.

Ms Symonds also suffered symptoms of the disease.

Mr Johnson’s Conservative colleagues have been congratulating the couple on social media, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock saying: “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”.

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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