Tory MPs nickname baby after Brexit

Alexandra Richards
Baby Clifford is named after Ms Jenkyns' late father: Andrea Jenkyns/ Twitter

Two Tory MPs jokingly nicknamed their baby son "Brexit Clifford" because he was born on the day Article 50 was triggered.

Brexiteers Andrea Jenkyns and Jack Lopresti, who wed at the Palace of Westminster a few days before Christmas, had a son in March last year.

They named him Clifford, after Ms Jenkyns' father, but because of the timing of his birth he became known as "Brexit Clifford".

Ms Jenkyns said: "I am absolutely delighted, to have married Jack here today and have been lucky enough to have our son, Clifford, as the ring bearer.

"I would like to thank my mother, Val, for walking me down the aisle today.

"My father, Clifford, whom my son is named after, died six years ago and my thoughts and prayers were with him today."

A spokesperson for Ms Jenkyns' said: "Baby Clifford was nicknamed 'Brexit Clifford' when he was born on the day Article 50 was triggered in Parliament."

Ms Jenkyns, MP for Morley and Outwood, ousted former shadow chancellor Ed Balls from his seat in the May 2015 general election.

Additional reporting by Press Association