Camerons 'thrilled' at pregnancy
Published 23/03/2010 | 05:00
THE wife of David Cameron, who hopes to become the next prime minister of Britain, is expecting a baby, the Conservative Party announced yesterday.
Cameron (43) is leading in the polls. A general election is expected to take place on May 6 but must be held by June 3 at the latest.
His party said yesterday that Samantha Cameron was expected to give birth in September, by which time she and her husband could be living in 10 Downing Street, the prime minister's official residence.
"The baby is due in September and David and Samantha are completely thrilled," a spokeswoman for Mr Cameron said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with party policy.
Samantha Cameron (38) is expected to play a leading role in the campaign. She is creative director at luxury stationery company Smythson, and will make a number of appearances across Britain once the campaign formally begins. The couple's eldest child, Ivan, suffered from cerebral palsy and a rare and severe epilepsy condition and died in 2009 at the age of six. The couple also have a six-year-old daughter Nancy, and a son, Arthur, who is four.