Labour MP Stella Creasy poses with her baby in a sling for official parliamentary portrait

Andy Wells
Stella Creasy posed with baby Hettie for her official parliamentary portrait (Stella Creasy/Facebook)
Stella Creasy posed with baby Hettie for her official parliamentary portrait. (Stella Creasy/Facebook)

A Labour MP’s new parliamentary portrait has one extra person posing with her – her newborn baby daughter.

Stella Creasy, the MP for Walthamstow, has already taken baby Hettie to the count when she was re-elected in December and to the House of Commons when she was sworn in.

But now the newborn is part of Commons history by appearing in the official photo with her mum.

Ms Creasy wrote on Facebook: “My school portrait for this parliamentary session taken straight after signing in – Hettie again doing her upstaging trick.”

Now Ms Creasy has gone through all the traditions of becoming an MP again, she is now set for maternity leave.

Last year Ms Creasy advertised for Britain’s first ever “caretaker MP”, to cover her duties for the next seven months.

Read more from Yahoo News UK:

Fly-tippers could be jailed as government launches litter task force

Angela Merkel says Brexit is a ‘wake-up call’ for the EU

Big Ben won't bong on Brexit Day due to concerns over public donations

MPs on maternity leave have previously arranged their own unofficial cover through staff and colleagues.

But the new locum MP will be able to correspond and meet with ministers – although they will not be permitted to speak or vote in Parliament.

A sitting MP will act as Ms Creasy’s proxy for any Parliamentary votes.

LONDON ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Stella Creasy Labour candidate for Walthamstow after regaining her seat at the count in Walthamstow on December 13, 2019 in London, England. The current Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the first UK winter election for nearly a century in an attempt to gain a working majority to break the parliamentary deadlock over Brexit. The election results from across the country are being counted overnight and an overall result is expected in the early hours of Friday morning. (Photo by Nicola Tree/Getty Images)
Ms Creasy took Hettie with her to the count for her seat on election night in December. (Getty)

Speaking about the role, Ms Creasy said in October: “If the place that makes the law doesn’t recognise the value of ensuring cover for the duties of MPs, then how can it advocate for the millions of parents across the country worried that if they take time out to care for newborn children they will suffer?”

Ms Creasy previously spoke of how she felt forced to choose between being an MP and a mother because of the lack of cover.

She wrote in The Guardian: “If a GP or vicar were on leave, a locum would be provided to ensure continuity of community services.”