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Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq gives birth to her first baby

PUBLISHED: 18:35 09 April 2016 | UPDATED: 21:57 10 April 2016

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq in the later stages of her pregnancy

Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq in the later stages of her pregnancy

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MP Tulip Siddiq has given birth to her first child, a girl, at The Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

The Hampstead and Kilburn MP broke the news on Twitter this morning after giving birth on Friday.

She and her husband, Chris Percy, have named their first child Azalea Joy.

During her pregnancy, Ms Siddiq had said she was thinking of naming her child after a flower, as her own name has always proved a talking point.

She said in her tweet that staff at the Pond Street hospital had been “absolutely amazing”.

During her pregnancy, Ms Siddiq campaigned for non-invasive testing for Down’s Syndrome to be made available to all women on the NHS after revealing she had been forced to pay privately for the test.

Ms Siddiq and her husband have received hundreds of messages of congratulations on Twitter today.

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