Labour MP Jack Dromey tonight presented a trophy to a pregnant woman who had bravely turned up for the local community awards ceremony even though she was in labour.
When Heart FM’s Dave Clarke called her out as the winner of the sport and fitness award, Castle Vale singer and dance teacher Tezlin Newell Harding struggled up from her seat and made her heavy way towards the stage at the Residents Club to collect her trophy.
But father of three Jack Dromey gallantly stepped down from the stage to meet her at ground level so that Tezlin did not have to negotiate the shaky wooden steps.
Medical staff had told Tezlin just a few hours before the show that she was in the early stages of labour. But she had no need to go into hospital yet, they said. Their advice to her was to go home and take a few paracetemol.