(CNN)A pregnant lawmaker has delayed the birth of her second child, against doctors’ advice, in order to vote against UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s beleaguered EU withdrawal deal on Tuesday.
Tulip Siddiq, an opposition Labour MP for the London constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn, postponed the date of her cesarean section by two days, her office confirmed to CNN. Siddiq’s husband, Christian Percy, will push her through the House of Commons lobby in a wheelchair, her office said.
After developing gestational diabetes, Siddiq was advised by medical professionals to deliver the baby either on Monday or Tuesday. She asked if she could move the date back to Thursday, and her doctors then agreed, her office said.