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Rees-Mogg backs Stella Creasy bringing her three-month-old baby into the chamber

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Labour’s Stella Creasy made headlines this week when she revealed she had been told she could not sit with her three-month-old son, Pip. Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has since requested a review of the rules.

Mr Rees-Mogg appeared to back giving MPs the freedom to bring infants to debates when he chose this quotation from 19th century prime minister Benjamin Disraeli for his regular Sunday Express “words of wisdom” slot: “The Youth of a Nation are the trustees of Posterity.” 

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Mr Rees-Mogg said: “This is worth bearing in mind when babies are brought into Parliament. It is probably good for conservatism.”

Ms Creasy welcomed his words, saying: “I have appreciated how much the Leader of the House has been open to looking at how to help combine motherhood and being an MP. He knows it is in all our interests to work together for progressive change.”

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