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MP delivers son on floor of house

He has walked across Afghanistan and found himself under militant siege as a diplomat in Iraq, but MP Rory Stewart has now successfully met a challenge closer to home: delivering his baby son on the bathroom floor.

The Tory's wife went into labour with the couple's first child rather more quickly than anticipated, leaving him with little option but to play the role of midwife at their home just before 6am.

His office said the birth went well and the new arrival - named Alexander Wolf - and his mother Shoshana "are very well".

"We are so so immensely happy and proud," Mr Stewart said in a statement.

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