Ruth Davidson pregnant with first child

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has announced she is pregnant.
She is expecting her first child in late autumn with her partner Jen Wilson.In a statement, Ms Davidson said the couple are "excited and daunted" about the months to come and "over-joyed" at the prospect of starting a family together.She added that the news does not change her political commitment or her plans to lead the Scottish Conservatives into the 2021 Holyrood elections.Her deputy within the party, Jackson Carlaw, will stand in for a few months while she is on maternity leave, which she will share with Ms Wilson.
Ruth Davidson pregnant with first child

'We weren't sure it would ever happen'
Ms Davidson, who has made no secret of her desire to be a mother, found out in March that an IVF procedure had been successful.She said: "Jen and I are delighted to be able to say that we are starting a family. We weren't sure that it was going to happen for us, but we're really, really happy that it has."
Ms Davidson, 39, said she had been affected by some morning sickness and fatigue during the early stages of her pregnancy, but it will be "business as usual" until she goes on maternity leave."We have a very busy few months ahead, and I look forward to throwing myself into events with customary gusto," she added.
Ruth Davidson pregnant with first child

The couple will share maternity leave
"While it often goes unacknowledged, politicians have personal lives too, and I hope people will understand that I want to be able to combine my public role with a family life."We have always dreamed of starting a family and are pleased to be able to share our happy news."
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Politicians including Prime Minister Theresa May and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon congratulated the couple on their news.
Many congratulations to @RuthDavidsonMSP and her partner Jen on their lovely news. The baby box is on its way! ?— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) April 26, 2018
Wonderful news! I'm very happy for you and Jen.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) April 26, 2018
Mr Davidson, seen as a rising star within the Conservatives, was recently included in Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people.
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