Published: 18/06/2013 17:14 - Updated: 18/06/2013 17:13

Luton South MP 'utterly delighted' at the birth of his first child

BY CARL MUNGAZI
Gavin Shuker with his daughter Ruby Gavin Shuker with his daughter Ruby

AN MP has celebrated Father’s Day with the birth of his first child.

Gavin Shuker, MP for Luton South has said he is ‘utterly delighted’ following the birth of his daughter Ruby Erin Shuker on Sunday (June 16) evening.

His wife Lucie Shuker had her at the couple’s home before she was moved to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital as a precaution.

Mr Shuker, who was also born in the L&D, said Ruby weighed 8lb 7oz when she was born.

He said: “Ruby is our first child and we are utterly delighted. I’m looking forward to working out how to juggle a baby with the House of Commons each day, but that can wait until I’m off paternity leave!”

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