MP tracks down owner of lost teddy
A SIX-YEAR-OLD has been reunited with her favourite soft toy following a social media appeal by an MP who found the bunny abandoned outside the House of Commons.
Kirsty Blackman, SNP MP for Aberdeen North, found a toy rabbit at the Carriage Gates entrance on July 5 last year.
She took to social media to find the owner but no-one came forward for months.
The MP turned to Mumsnet, the parenting website, where a user contacted him on Hogmanay saying she believed the toy belonged to her six-year-old daughter.
The woman said she worked near Westminster at the time and her daughter was “gutted” when the bunny went missing as they had been “inseparable since birth”.
She reclaimed the toy on a visit to the Commons this week.
Ms Blackman updated followers on the toy’s time at Westminster, including pictures of her and the Jellycat Bashful Bunny with Big Ben behind them and at PMQs.