Ruth Davidson gives birth to baby boy

26 October 2018, 15:29 | Updated: 26 October 2018, 15:31

Ruth Davidson

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has given birth to a baby boy.

The MSP and partner Jen Wilson said they were "delighted" by the safe arrival of Finn Paul Davidson at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on Friday morning, weighing in at 10lb 1.5oz.

The couple, who live in the Scottish capital, announced earlier this year that an IVF procedure had been successful.

Ms Davidson, 39, has been on maternity leave since the Scottish Parliament's October recess.

She said: "Jen and I are delighted at baby Finn's safe arrival. A huge thank you to the medical team at the ERI and the midwives at Leith Community Treatment Centre for looking after all three of us so well throughout the pregnancy and birth.

"I can't wait to get this little one home to enjoy some family time together."

Ms Wilson added: "It was wonderful to welcome baby Finn into the world this morning. He is beautiful and already very loved.

"Ruth did brilliantly and Finn clearly has his mother's lungs on him!"