MP 'thrilled' to welcome baby Elijah to the family

MP Cat Smith and family
MP Cat Smith and family
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Fleetwood and Lancaster MP Cat Smith has welcomed home a beautiful baby boy.

Ms Smith and her husband Ben Soffa announced they were expecting a child in January.

Today she thanked staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for bringing her baby, called Elijah, into the world.

She posted on social media: "(I am) absolutely thrilled to welcome Elijah (know as Eli) to the family. We're now all back home and settling in to all of life's new challenges. He's a bit longer and heavier than we'd imagined from the bump (3.6kg/8lbs) but we're loving every last bit of him.

"Thank you to all the brilliant staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary who brought him into the world safely. Thank you Ben for being a great support throughout the journey."