Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

Congratulations to the Prime Minister on the announcement of the forthcoming birth of her child

 

Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

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Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

Exciting news this week with the announcement from New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that she is pregnant.

Initially, breaking the news on social media, Ardern said she and her partner Clarke Gayford were expecting their first child in June.

"And we thought 2017 was a big year! Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we'll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats," Ardern wrote in a press statement announcing her good news.

"I'll be Prime Minister AND a mum, and Clarke will be 'first man of fishing' and stay at home dad.

Ardern, 37, said the news was extra special for the couple, as they were not sure they would be able to have children.

"We're both really happy. We wanted a family but weren't sure it would happen for us, which has made this news unexpected but exciting," she said.

Ardern said further that she would take six weeks' leave after the birth of her child. Ardern has already met with Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and asked him to be acting Prime Minister while she is on maternity leave.

"As is the case when I am overseas, Mr Peters will act as Prime Minister, working with my office while staying in touch with me. I fully intend to be contactable and available throughout the six-week period when needed," she said.

"Mr Peters and I have a great relationship, and I know that together we'll make this period work. I will make arrangements for appropriate ministers to act in my other portfolios over the six weeks I am away from Parliament.

"At the end of my leave, I will resume all prime ministerial duties."

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Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

To Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern,

I would like to wish you and Clarke the warmest congratulations on the forthcoming birth of your child. I hope that this will be a happy time for you both as you prepare for the birth of your first child. 

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Congratulations Jacinda and Clarke

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