Labor frontbencher Liz Kendall is expecting a child from a surrogate mother. This makes her the first member of parliament to have a child through surrogacy. In 2013, her party colleague Oona King already gave birth to a child from a surrogate mother, but she was not a member of parliament. Kendall has had a long and painful struggle with fertility. She survived two surgeries after two miscarriages. And the very difficult period of menopause, which she spoke about last month during a parliamentary debate. Currently, Kendall and her partner are expecting a baby via surrogate in January, and they’re excited that it’s actually happening for them. And when the baby is born, Kendall plans to take maternity leave from the party and as an MP.