Boris Johnson is urged to introduce three days of paid miscarriage leave


Boris Johnson is urged to introduce three days of paid miscarriage leave for bereaved families after he and wife Carrie suffered their own loss

  • SNP MP Angela Crawley introduced Bill for paid leave for those who lose a baby
  • Miss Crawley has won support from four parties but not the Conservative Party 
  • She has urged the Prime Minister to use his own experience to back her plan 

Boris Johnson has been urged to support three days of paid miscarriage leave for bereaved families after he and his wife Carrie suffered their own loss.

The couple revealed they are expecting a baby before Christmas after losing a child earlier this year. One in four in the UK experience a miscarriage.

SNP MP Angela Crawley has introduced a Private Members’ Bill seeking three days paid leave for all those who lose a baby – including if the tragedy takes place before 24 weeks.

The couple revealed they are expecting a baby before Christmas after losing a child earlier this year. They are pictured above at their wedding earlier this year

Miss Crawley has won support from four parties but not the Conservatives.

She has urged the Prime Minister to use his own experience to back her plan, saying: ‘It could have been an opportunity to consider the impact that [a miscarriage] would have had on other families.’

Currently, a mother is eligible for maternity leave and associated pay if she has a stillborn baby after week 24.

SNP MP Angela Crawley has introduced a Private Members’ Bill seeking three days paid leave for all those who lose a baby – including if the tragedy takes place before 24 weeks

SNP MP Angela Crawley has introduced a Private Members’ Bill seeking three days paid leave for all those who lose a baby – including if the tragedy takes place before 24 weeks

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