Labour shadow minister and former leadership challenger Liz Kendall has announced she is to become a mother at the age of 50.<br>The Leicester West MP revealed she and her partner are expecting a child in the new year with the help of a surrogate. <br>She said she plans to temporarily step down as shadow minister for social care ‘to make the most of this precious time with the newest member of our family’.<br>She is believed to be the first MP to have a child in this way, though Labour peer Baroness Oona King had a child via a surrogate in 2013. <br>Ms Kendall revealed to the Spectator that she has suffered two miscarriages and required surgery during attempts to conceive naturally, adding: ‘We have been through a lot to get here but it really is happening now and we’ve been telling people this week.’ <br> The Leicester West MP revealed she and her partner are expecting a child in the new year with the help of a surrogate.<br> Ms Kendall was first elected in 2010 and is from the centrist moderate wing of the party.
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