Angela Rayner, the shadow education secretary, has become a grandmother at the age of 37.
The Ashton-under-Lyne MP announced the birth of her first grandchild in a tweet this morning.
Ms Rayner had her first son, Ryan, at the age of 16 and has previously said being a teenage mother “saved me”.
Writing on Twitter about an hour after her grandchild’s birth, the mother-of-three said: “At just before 6am today after an eventful evening, I became a grandma. Thank you to all the wonderful staff at NHS Tameside. #grangela.”
Denton and Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne was among those to congratulate Ms Rayner.
He tweeted: “Congratulations Angela and family. (Loving the hashtag by the way) x.”
— Angela Rayner 😷 (@AngelaRayner) November 22, 2017
Earlier this year, the Shadow Education Secretary recalled her experience of being a teenage mother on a council estate in Stockport, saying the birth of her son “actually saved me from where I could have been because I had a little person to look after”.
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