THE SDLP’s Claire Hanna struggled to keep her composure as “a small visitor” interrupted her virtual appearance at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.
In scenes reminiscent of a BBC interview with Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly, her two-year-old daughter Niamh burst into the room, disrupting the online proceedings .
“Apologies, I have a young visitor,” Ms Hanna said.
Committee chair Simon Hoare MP noted that “she has her mother’s hair”. Ms Hanna added: “I should keep some sweets in this room as a bribe.”
The South Belfast MP tweeted afterwards: “Props to committee chair @Simon4NDorset (Simon Hoare MP) for being very cool and accommodating about it all, despite my blood running rather cold.”