SharecloseShare pageCopy linkAbout sharing

Image source, Reuters

Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle says he has been “heavily lobbied” by women MPs not to change the rules on bringing babies into the chamber.

Earlier this week Labour’s Stella Creasy was told it was against “behaviour and courtesies” rules to bring her three-month-old into debates.

She said MPs were not able to take maternity leave, so the rules needed to help “parenting and politics to mix”.

Sir Lindsay has asked a committee of MPs to review the rules.

But he told BBC’s Newscast: “I have been heavily lobbied not to change the rules, by other mothers.