MLA goes into labour at count
A DUP MLA went into labour while at one of the council election counts.
Carla Lockhart, MLA for Upper
Bann, was present in Banbridge supporting colleagues running for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council on Friday when her newborn decided to make his arrival.
The politician made it to
Craigavon Area Hospital and gave birth to son Charlie that night.
Last night she tweeted: “So my day yesterday got very interesting... at the ABC Count in Banbridge my little bundle decided it was time to make an entry.
“Left at lunch-time for a speedy journey to Craigavon
Area Hospital and at 8.15pm Charlie was born weighing a
tiny 6lb 3oz.”