UK lawmaker Stella Creasy reprimanded for bringing baby to work

The opposition Labor MP, Stella Creasy, said a House representative had told her it was against the rules to bring a child to a debate at Westminster Hall with her son on Tuesday.

Chrissy shared an email sent to her by the private secretary to the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Ways and Means, which refers to the rules published in September: “You must not take your seat in the room when you are with your child,” and added that this also applies to Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the building Parliament, used for official occasions and important ceremonies.
House of Commons Speaker Lindsey Hoyle has asked the House of Commons Procedures Committee to look into the rules for bringing children into the House of Representatives after the incident, Palestinian news agency Media reported.
“Mothers in the Mother of All Parliaments can’t seem to be seen or heard…” Chrissie wrote. Twitter after the accident.

“My son is 13 weeks old so I can’t leave him alone and I don’t have any maternity cover. So I kind of can’t win here,” Chrissy told BBC Victoria Derbyshire on Wednesday.

“I need to get in and want to be able to talk but I also can’t leave a baby that small, which I’m feeding at this time.

“I have been told very clearly that Parliament has obviously taken some time to write a law that it is an error of Parliament and against the courtesies of the house in bringing a child with you.

“But it does not seem at the present time that we have made a rule on the wearing of masks. It seems to be somewhat a reflection of how Parliament created another age when, you know, most MPs were probably men of a certain age and independent means.”

A spokesman for the House of Commons told CNN in an email that it is essential that all democratically elected MPs are able to perform their duties in and around Parliament.

“Members may at any time consult with the Speaker, Deputy Speakers, Clerks and Gatekeepers on their requirements while in the Chamber or Westminster Hall at any time,” the spokesperson said.

“We are currently in contact with Stella Creasy about this,” they added.

Chrissy told the BBC that while she did not bring her other child, a toddler, to work “because she would find everything breakable or scattered in the Parliament House in five minutes and causing a mess”, her infant son was “completely silent”.

Referring to the new rules published in September, Chrissie, who said she brought home her first child, said: “I don’t understand what has changed. My understanding is that there are barriers to mothers getting involved in politics and I think it hurts our political discussions.”

Chrissy lost a battle with the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority this summer after she was told she couldn’t rent a place to cover maternity leave after the birth of her second child.

response To a suggestion from journalist Julia Hartley Brewer on Monday that she should “go and enjoy maternity leave with her baby,” Chrissy tweeted: “Without maternity cover, I don’t actually get maternity leave as there’s no one else doing my job.”
New Zealand president feeds child legislator during debate in Parliament
In the United States, Senator Tammy Duckworth made history in 2018 by becoming the first senator to vote in the Senate with her newborn at her side, days after the Senate changed long-standing rules to allow newborns to enter the Senate floor while voting for the Senate. The elders. First time.

The rule change, which was voted on unanimously, was made to accommodate senators with newborns, allowing them to bring a child under the age of 1 to the floor of the Senate and breastfeed them during the vote.

In 2019, New Zealand Labor MP Tamati Kofi brought his six-week-old son into the debating room, where the baby was later detained by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who became New Zealand’s first female prime minister to take maternity leave and the world’s second elected leader to give birth in office, made history by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the UN boardroom in 2018.
But lawmakers have come under fire for looking after their children at work, including Spanish lawmaker Carolina Bescanca, who sparked criticism in 2016 by taking her child to Parliament and breast-feeding it during its first session.

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