The Queen and Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer lead congratulations to Boris and Carrie on new baby

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THE QUEEN and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and ex-PM David Cameron have led the congratulations to Boris and Carrie on their new baby boy.

The Queen sent a private message to the PM after fiancee Carrie Symonds gave birth this morning.

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Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announced their baby was born this morning
The Queen sent Boris and Carrie a private message congratulating them

Buckingham Palace said the Queen has sent a private message to both Boris and Carrie, sending them good wishes and congratulating them on the birth of their baby boy.

The new parents have been met with a huge congratulations from politicians across the country.

Sir Keir tweeted this morning: “Wonderful news. Many congratulations to Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds.”

Former PM David Cameron echoed Sir Keir’s congratulations, he wrote: “Heartfelt congratulations @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on your wonderful news today. Sam and I are thrilled for you both! Sorry we didn’t leave the cot – but the climbing frame should still be in the garden!”

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also joined in, saying: “Some good news – sending congratulations to Carrie and the PM. And wishing health and happiness to the wee one.”

MPs across the political divide were thrilled there was finally some good news coming out of Downing Street.

Labour leadership contender Jess Phillips offered her congratulations and some advice to the new parents.

She wrote: “Congratulations to the Prime Minister and @carriesymonds. It gets better after the first 8 weeks, or your standards drop so dramatically in that time that you think it’s got easier. I wish them all well.”

The PM’s current chancellor Rishi Sunak and former chancellor Sajid Javid both tweeted within moments of each other.

Mr Sunak wrote: “Great to hear Downing Street is getting a new resident. Congratulations to @BorisJohnson @carriesymonds on the birth of their son.”

And Mr Javid was thrilled at the news.

He wrote: “Congratulations @carriesymonds @BorisJohnson. Such wonderful uplifting news!”

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster said: “Wonderful news of the birth of a baby boy! Many congratulations to the PM @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds. More sleepless nights ahead!”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: “So thrilled for Boris and Carrie. Wonderful to have a moment of unalloyed joy!”

World leaders also joined in on congratulating the PM and Carrie on their new baby.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison wrote: “Congratulations
@BorisJohnson and Carrie on the birth of your baby boy. Nothing better than being a dad, an absolute blessing and even more so after the tough time you’ve had recently. Sending you and Carrie our best wishes from Australia.”

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said: “My dear friend, @BorisJohnson, warmest congratulations on the birth of a sweet baby boy!”

US Ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson also tweeted his congratulations: “Congratulations Prime Minister @BorisJohnson and @carriesymonds on the birth of your healthy baby boy”

Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle offered his congratulations on behalf of all the MPs in Parliament.

He said: “On behalf of everyone in the House of Commons, may I say congratulations to the Prime Minister and Carrie Symonds on the birth of their son. Such happy news amid so much uncertainty – 2020 is certainly a year they will never forget.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wrote: “Sending my warmest congratulations to @BorisJohnson and Carrie Symonds on the safe arrival of their baby boy this morning.”

Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price piled in on the congratulations: “Congratulations to Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson on the birth of their new baby boy. From the joy of this moment I wish them, and every new and soon to be parent, all the health and happiness in the world.”

Labour MP Ruth Cadbury was embarrassingly forced to withdraw a tweet saying the PM had found “yet another excuse” to miss PMQs because of the birth of his baby.

Her tweet referred to the fact Mr Johnson hasn’t been seen at PMQs for weeks while was was recovering from coronavirus.

She quickly deleted the tweet and wrote: “So Boris Johnson has a good excuse to miss #PMQs today – congratulations!”

Asked why she had deleted her original, she said: “It was supposed to be amused irony, but that obviously got lost, so I deleted.”

“Obviously I’m pleased for Carrie and him. He is entitled to take parental leave.”

Other MPs joked the PM had had “such a quiet time” dealing with the coronavirus crisis, and the new baby would keep them busy.

Tory MP Ben Bradley wrote: “Huge congratulations Boris and Carrie. Amazing news and so pleased all are happy and healthy. They’ve been able to have such a quiet time recently I’m sure this can help keep them busy!”

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