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British lawmakers want to change rules that ban babies in Parliament

Added 11-24-21 01:07:01pm EST - “The move comes after parliamentarian Stella Creasy was told she couldn't bring her 3-month-old son into the House of Commons. Babies are less disruptive than "braying backbenchers," one lawmaker said.” - Npr.org

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Labour member of Parliament Stella Creasy carries her son, Pip, during a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament, London, on Tuesday, in a screen grab from House of Commons TV. House of Commons/PA via AP hide caption

Labour member of Parliament Stella Creasy carries her son, Pip, during a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament, London, on Tuesday, in a screen grab from House of Commons TV.

LONDON — Several British politicians demanded a change in parliamentary rules on Wednesday after a lawmaker was told she couldn't bring her 3-month-old baby into the House of Commons.

Labour Party legislator Stella Creasy said she had received a letter from Commons authorities after she took her son Pip to a debate.

She said she had previously taken both Pip and her older daughter to Parliament without problems, but had been told the rules had changed in September. Members of Parliament are now advised that they "should not take your seat in the chamber when accompanied by your child."

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