LIBERAL Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson has given birth to her second child.

The East Dunbartonshire MP said her son, called Gabriel Peter Kelvin Hames, was born at 5:35am on Friday.

Making the announcement on Twitter, she said: "We are delighted to welcome Gabriel Peter Kelvin Hames to the world.

"He arrived, happy and healthy, at 5:53am on Friday, weighing 7lb. Gabriel has two overjoyed parents and one very excited big brother."

The MP drove through the shared parental leave policy in her former role as equalities minister.

She is married to former Liberal Democrat MP Duncan Hames, who is Director of Policy Transparency International UK. They share a son, Andrew, who was born in 2013.