Boris Johnson has announced his new Cabinet and granted Jacob Rees-Mogg the role of Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council. Mr Rees-Mogg has been the Member of Parliament for North East Somerset since 2010. He tweeted of his new position: “I am honoured to be able to serve our new Prime Minister and the country.”
Away from politics, Mr Rees-Mogg is married to his wife of 12 years Helena de Chair, and the pair have six children together.
However, Mrs Rees-Mogg issued her husband with a stern warning.
Mr Rees-Mogg has said he was keen to have more children but his wife has said she’s “had enough”.
She said at a Tory Party Conference: “I’m done.
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“I’ve told him there will be no Septimus and no Octopus.
“I’ve had enough — I’m 40. He wants more but it’s easy for him to say.”
The pair married in 2007, and aristocratic-born Helena once joked that her husband wanted 12 children.
Their children are Peter, Mary, Thomas, Anselm, Alfred, and youngest son, Sixtus.
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Oldest son Peter is known for his love of double-breasted suits, taking after his politician father.
Peter was spotted on Saturday, accompanying his father on a campaign trail in Wales.
The father and son duo wore matching outfits as they visited Crickhowell to show their support for Conservative candidate Chris Davies in the upcoming by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire.
In 2017, Mr Rees-Mogg, 50, told the Mirror: “I love having lots of children, we have as many as possible.”
He also joked how the number of children was “jolly hard work” for the family nanny.
Their youngest son, Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher was born in 2017 and will follow his dad and brothers to Eton.
The names of his children are linked to Mr Rees-Mogg’s devout Catholicism.
However, he explained how he made sure to give each of his children a more normalised name which they can use if they wish.
He confessed: ”You’ve got to think what it will be like for them at school.
“People can be teased at school and they might find an unusual name is more than they want.”