Boris Johnson declares he will 'almost certainly' be taking paternity leave

Boris Johnson declares he will take paternity leave when partner Carrie Symonds has their first child this summer - despite his hectic work schedule with G7 and EU summits Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds announced at weekend they are having baby New arrival is expected in the 'early summer' - probably late May or early June  The PM said he will 'almost certainly' take paternity leave when baby comes 

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 11:19 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 12:59 GMT, 3 March 2020

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Boris Johnson today declared he will take paternity leave when his partner Carrie Symonds has their child.

The couple announced at the weekend that they had become engaged, and are expecting their first child in the early summer - thought to be late May or early June.

The timing immediately raised questions about whether he would be able to take a break, as his working schedule appears to be hectic.

It includes a G7 summit in the US in June, and a crucial meeting with EU leaders on the post-Brexit trade

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