DOES a career in local politics await for Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq’s newly-arrived daughter, Azalea Joy? It is impossible to say, but the smiling baby is already following in the footsteps of at least one Labour cabinet councillor, those of Georgia Gould after being photographed with the party’s leader before she has even walked.
Gould was snapped in the arms of Neil Kinnock in the 1980s, as she was welcomed into the Labour family. Last week, the picture was recreated as Azalea got cuddles and coos from Jeremy Corbyn during an unrushed visit at Tulip’s Finchley Road home lasy week.
The question now: where is Azalea on the grid? Core group, neutral or hostile to Corbs? She apparently purred politely in his arms.