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Cat Smith announces labour challenge

Chris Satori

Our congratulations to Lancaster & Fleetwood Labour MP Cat Smith and her husband Ben Soffa, who have announced their delight at discovering they are expecting their first child this summer. 

Cat will continue to support her constituents across the Lancaster and Fleetwood constituency throughout her pregnancy and from soon after the baby is born.

The House of Commons will begin its summer recess shortly after the birth. With the backing of her office team, Cat will continue to support constituents' needs throughout the summer. She expects to undertake local duties from late summer, before returning to Westminster for Parliament's main autumn sitting.

Cat has already helped over 9000 constituents since being elected in 2015. She is committed to continuing this vital work in the years to come.

The couple, who married in 2016, plan to use shared parental leave to jointly care for their newborn. This will allow Cat to resume her duties in Westminster from the autumn.

Ms Smith said “Like all future parents Ben and I are excited and apprehensive in equal measure! I’m really lucky to have a husband who can be flexible with his time, meaning I can meet my obligations both as a Mum and an MP. In the meantime the message is – business as usual!”

Expect this stork to have a strong left wing. 



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