I’m really delighted to be expecting our first child in early October. I’ll be taking six months’ maternity leave in the way that many working mums do, from October 2016 to March 2017.
I’ve made sure that constituents can still get any help needed in my absence on leave, through my constituency office on 01603 414756 or firstname.lastname@example.org. My staff will hold constituency surgeries on my behalf in the usual way with the support of my experienced neighbouring MP Keith Simpson who will also be able to raise specific matters needing urgent attention in Parliament. Obviously, I won’t be attending Parliament nor doing constituency work in person during that leave.
Thank you very much to everyone who has been in touch with good wishes. My husband Sandy and I are thrilled and excited like any parents-to-be!