Boris and Carrie Johnson have a baby daughter

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and his wife Carrie, have this morning announced the bith of their second child together.  They are understood to have had a baby girl in the early hours of today.

The new born daughter is the second child that the Prime Minister has had since he moved into Downing Street in 2019.   His son Wilfred, was born in June 2020, shortly after the Prime Minister had left hospital with Covid.

Tony Blair and his wife, Cherie, also gave birth to a son, Leo, when living in Downing Street in 2000.

The birth of the baby girl comes at the end of what would appear a tumultous 24 hours for the Prime Minister. Yesterday lunchtime he faced a thorough grilling in the House of Commons in relation to a potential Christmas party held in Downing Street last December, before in the early evening fronting up a televised government press conference in which new Covid restrictions were announced.

This morning the birth was welcomed by Scottish Conservative leader, Douglas Ross, who was one of the first to send his congratulations to the couple, wishing them all the best on Twitter.   Yesterday evening, Mr Ross was amongst the most vocal expressing concern as to what the Prime Minister might have known about previous parties in Downing Street, suggesting that Boris Johnson would need to resign if at any point, he had been shown to have misled Parliament.