September 21, 2020

UK politicians will finally be allowed to breastfeed in the House of Commons

UK politicians will finally be allowed to breastfeed in the House of Commons

UK politics isn’t exactly well known for being a welcoming space for working mothers.

Stella Creasy made history in Dec. 2019 by becoming the first MP to get maternity cover. Historically, MPs were not entitled to maternity leave in the UK.

Now, House Speaker Lindsay Hoyle has announced that MPs will be allowed to breastfeed in the Chamber of the House of Commons.

In 2000, Betty Boothroyd — who served as Speaker of the House of Commons from 1992 to 2000 — …

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