Boris Johnson welcomes daughter with Carrie

Boris Johnson ‘to take time with family’ after birth of daughter

Boris Johnson's wife Carrie gave birth to a daughter earlier today

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be taking time out to spend with his family following the birth of his new daughter, Downing Street has said.

It’s believed that Mr Johnson was at wife Carrie’s side as she gave birth earlier today (Thursday 9 December).

No.10 hasn’t announced that the PM will be taking full paternity leave however he will still be taking part in Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson taking time off after birth of daughter party scandal
Boris Johnson will be spending time with his family (Credit: YouTube)

Boris Johnson welcomes daughter

A spokesman for Mr Johnson said in a statement: “You can expect the Prime Minister to take some time with his family.

“As ever he needs to balance that with his responsibilities as prime minister and leading the country which he will continue to do.”

Read more: 90% of GMB viewers think that Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister

When asked by journalists how long the PM would be taking off, the spokesman replied: “I’m not setting a time limit on it.

“He will spend some time with his new family and will continue to maintain his responsibilities as Prime Minister.”

This comes as Mr Johnson and his cabinet are under fire over allegations a Christmas party broke social distancing laws last year.

Boris Johnson taking time off with wife Carrie after birth of daughter
It is the second child for the couple (Credit:

Allegra Stratton, a government adviser, yesterday resigned her position over the scandal.

And a poll on Good Morning Britain earlier showed that 90% of viewers thought the PM should step down too.

GMB hosts Susanna Reid and Adil Ray spoke to broadcaster Edwina Currie and author Owen Jones.

Despite the public being outraged over the party claims, Edwina seemingly defended Boris on the show.

She said: “Boris is a phenomenon! He dominates the airwaves – he has done for a decade! He is a remarkable man and he has all his faults. He’s a real-life human being.”

Boris Johnson welcomes daughter
Boris Johnson is under fire (Credit:

GMB viewers then demanded Mr Johnson resign from his position as PM.

One person wrote: “Boris should resign immediately.”

Read more: Carrie Johnson gives birth to second child as she and husband Boris reveal gender

Another said: “We weren’t meant to even meet up with more than two families at Christmas, this is my second year of not having my family gathering. Boris is the one responsible for his staff and therefore should resign. He failed us…”

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