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Interview with Jo Swinson MP and baby Gabriel: Proxy Voting, 2018-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SOBA 1/42

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Swinson made parliamentary history by taking her 11 week old son Gabriel into the Chamber of the House of Commons while she listened to the end of a debate on Proxy Voting. Swinson had spoken previously in the same debate before leaving to feed Gabriel. Swinson speaks about supporting proxy voting. Swinson had spoken passionately about the difficulties of getting young babies to 'latch' when breast feeding and revealed that she keeps expressed milk not alcohol in her office fridge. Swinson had to confront the controversy of Tory whips telling their MPs who had been 'paired' with others, to break that pairing arrangement in an important vote before the summer recess on Brexit which the government narrowly won.


  • Creation: 2018-09-13



1 item(s) : 07 minutes 31 seconds (Audio)

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Finding aid date

2020-04-07 13:51:09+00:00

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