Mother Sarah and the so far unnamed baby were said to be ‘fine’ following the event at Edinburgh’s new Royal Infirmary.
The birth took place at 9.28am this morning and the child weighed in at 8lb 1oz. It follows the tragedy of the death of their first daughter Jennifer in January 2002 just weeks after her premature birth.
A spokesman for Brown said: ‘Mother and baby are doing well.’
The child was expected to be born at some point this month. The chancellor’s spokesman said the baby had yet to be named.
And he said the chancellor and his wife paid tribute to the staff at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and to the Forth Park Hospital in Kirkcaldy where she had been cared for and given regular tests in advance of today’s birth.
Brown, MP for Dunfermline East, was present at the birth.
Prime minister Tony Blair was understood to be delighted at today’s news.
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