Elections 2021: Boris Johnson feeds newborn lamb on Derbyshire campaign trail


‘I’m used to doing this at the moment’: Boris Johnson reveals he is helping bottle-feed his son Wilfred as he helps out with newborn lambs on the election campaign trail

  • PM mucked in with new season arrivals on a campaign trail visit to Derbyshire
  • He was at Moor Farm in Stoney Middleton in the north Derbyshire Peak District
  • Handed a lamb he said: ‘ I’m actually quite used to doing this at the moment’

Boris Johnson talked about helping bottle-feed his young son today as he showed off his expertise helping out with the lambs at a farm. 

The Prime Minister made a quip as he mucked in with the new season arrivals on a campaign trail visit to Derbyshire.

He was at Moor Farm in Stoney Middleton in the north Derbyshire Peak District on the local election campaign trail.

After being handed a lamb he began to feed it, saying: ‘ I’m actually quite used to doing this at the moment. It doesn’t quite go down at this rate. My goodness, this is fast.’ 

But he declined to help wind the animal after saying: ‘How would you wind a lamb? You would be taking all sorts of risks, winding a lamb.’ 

After being handed a lamb he began to feed it, saying: ‘ I’m actually quite used to doing this at the moment. It doesn’t quite go down at this rate. My goodness, this is fast.’

Mr Johnson's youngest son, Wilfred, turns one next week. The youngster was spotted out in London with Mr Johnson's fiancee, Carrie Symonds, earlier this week as they took in some early spring sun.

Mr Johnson’s youngest son, Wilfred, turns one next week. The youngster was spotted out in London with Mr Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, earlier this week as they took in some early spring sun. 

The PM declined to help wind the animal after feeding it, saying: 'How would you wind a lamb? You would be taking all sorts of risks, winding a lamb.'

The PM declined to help wind the animal after feeding it, saying: ‘How would you wind a lamb? You would be taking all sorts of risks, winding a lamb.’

Mr Johnson’s youngest son, Wilfred, turns one next week. The youngster was spotted out in London with Mr Johnson’s fiancee, Carrie Symonds, earlier this week as they took in some early spring sun.

Mr Johnson used the campaign visit to insist there is nothing ‘sleazy’ about his WhatsApp messages to Sir James Dyson as he prepared to publish the communications in an attempt to cool a lobbying row.

The Prime Minister said the texts exchanged with the billionaire would be published later on Friday, as Downing Street declined to dismiss suggestions they had been leaked by former aide Dominic Cummings.

The leak revealed Mr Johnson had promised the entrepreneur he would ‘fix’ a tax issue for Dyson staff working to develop ventilators early on in the coronavirus crisis.

The Prime Minister has faced questions over when he would publish his correspondence with Sir James after promising to do so under pressure in the Commons this week.

‘Indeed, I think that’s happening today,’ Mr Johnson told broadcasters.

‘But let me tell you, if you think that there’s anything remotely dodgy, or rum, or weird or sleazy about trying to secure more ventilators at a time of a national pandemic and doing everything in your power to do that then I think you’re out of your mind.’

Asked if he needs to rethink how he communicates with people, Mr Johnson said: ‘No. I think I need to maintain… to be in touch with people.’

Pressed whether he will keep his phone, after suggestions Cabinet Secretary Simon Case advised Mr Johnson to change his number over concerns about the ease with which lobbyists and business leaders were able to contact him, Mr Johnson smiled and said: ‘You need one these days.’

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