Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson gives birth to boy

Posted On: 
26th October 2018

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has revealed that she has given birth to a boy.

Ruth Davidson, right, with her partner Jen Wilson pictured last month
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The Edinburgh Central MSP said her son had been named Finn Paul Davidson, and weighed 10lb 1.5oz when he was born on Friday.

Pictured with partner Jen Wilson, Ms Davidson announced on Twitter following the birth: “Welcome to the world, little one. Know that you are loved”.

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In a statement, she said: "Jen and I are delighted at baby Finn's safe arrival. A huge thank you to the medical team at ERI and the midwives at Leith Community Treatment Centre for looking after all three of us so well throughout the pregnancy and birth.

"I can't wait to get this little one home to enjoy some family time together."

Ms Wilson added: “It was wonderful to welcome baby Finn into the world this morning. He is beautiful and already very loved.

“Ruth did brilliantly and Finn clearly has his mother’s lungs on him.” 

The couple announced in April that Ms Davidson was expecting their child after undergoing IVF.

The Scots Tory chief has said she will return to work in the spring, with colleague Jackson Carlaw standing in in Holyrood throughout her absence.

Mr Carlaw said of Finn's arrival: “On behalf of the whole party, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Ruth and Jen on becoming proud parents to baby Finn.

“Everyone in the Scottish Conservatives will be delighted for them both and, of course, desperate to meet the new arrival.

“In the meantime, I hope Ruth, Jen and Finn get some private family time together at this most special time. We wish them all the best.”

Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon were among the host of political figures to congratulate Ms Davidson.