Scottish election 2021 results: Lib Dem candidate misses Fife count to give birth

The Liberal Democrat candidate for Dunfermline won’t see the result in person - because she is in hospital about to give birth.

Aude Boubaker-Calder who is married to Fife councillor James Calder, is being induced at the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy today after reaching the 42-week milestone without any signs of arrival.

In a statement released to the Local Democracy Reporting Service, the candidate said: "I was hoping to be able to be present during the results on Saturday but our little bundle of joy has decided otherwise and I will need to be induced this weekend as I am reaching the 42 weeks milestone."

Hide Ad

Ms Boubaker-Calder had been due to give birth to her child around a week before the election.

Dunfermline Lib Dem candidate, Aude Boubaker-Calder, has missed the count because she is in hospital giving birth.
Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Speaking around three weeks ago, she told the LDRS: "I'm expecting a child in the next couple of weeks - we don't know what it is yet.

"It's really important to me that I am engaged, as a feminist, in politics because the issue of women in politics is so important.

Hide Ad

"We've seen accounts of women working in politics and motherhood at the same time - just look at the prime minister of New Zealand [Jacinda Ahern] who was in exactly the same situation as me."

The count is currently ongoing for Dunfermline at Glenrothes' Michael Woods Sports Centre.

Hide Ad

Thank you for reading this article on our free-to-read website. We're more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a subscription to our print newspaper to help fund our trusted, fact-checked journalism.

Hide Ad

Comments

 0 comments

Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.