MP said to be at the heart of Pork Pie ‘conspiracy’ against Boris Johnson takes her baby and nanny on a Commons trip to Ukraine
persent in Desember (op die foto) was accompanied by her 11-month-old baby daughter and a nanny on the three-day foreign affairs committee visit to Ukraine
Alicia Kearns was accompanied by her 11-month-old baby daughter and a nanny on the three-day foreign affairs committee visit to the country fearing an invasion by more than 100,000 soos hy beweer het dat Poetin se troepe kinders in die Oekraïne doodmaak.
The fact-finding trip included a visit to the eastern Ukraine ‘front line’ that had apparently been shelled by Russian-backed forces two weeks earlier.
Egter, it is understood that the baby and nanny stayed safely behind in a hotel about 90 minutes from the front.
Ms Kearns, 34, has in the past has been an outspoken critic of MPs taking babies into the Commons Chamber.
Sy het gese: ‘Babies have no place in the chamber. I’ve asked to leave debates to feed my child a few times – I have never been turned down.’
It is understood Ms Kearns, who is still breast-feeding her baby, offered to pay any extra costs but the Commons footed the bill in line with its rules.
It is not the first time an MP has taken her baby on a Commons committee trip overseas.
In 2019, then MP Luciana Berger took her six-month-old child and her mother on an overseas visit on health committee business.