Thursday, July 06, 2006

First MP to give birth?

Recently Baroness Hayman was elected the first ever Speaker of the House of Lords and a common point mentioned in the media is "she was also the 1st MP to give birth" (thanks nicola).

But I don't think this is true. Bernadette Devlin was certainly an earlier MP to give birth (in 1971/2) and there may have been others - does anyone know for sure?


Paul Burgin said...

Doesn't the Guinness Book mention it?

Tim Roll-Pickering said...

I don't have a copy!

Paul Burgin said...

Should be online.
Although, and I hate to say this given my dislike of his politics, since Norris McWhirter was ousted from the Guinness Publications board in the mid 90s, the book hasn't been so good!


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