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MP speaks of stigma surrounding the death of a child

A Welsh Conservative MP has spoken of the personal heartbreak he suffered over the loss of a child.

Byron Davies was one of a series of politicians to speak in a Commons debate intended to try and break the silence around the issue.

The Gower MP said that he and his wife lost a child in the 1980s when there was "a stigma" about it.

"You just couldn't talk about it," he said. "It was taboo."

Mr Davies backed the idea of statutory parental leave for those who had suffered such a loss.

  • 13 Oct 2016
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