Pregnant Carrie Johnson covers up her baby bump in flowing red gown

Pregnant Carrie Johnson covered up her baby bump in a £360 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she supported husband Boris at his keynote speech at the Tory Party conference. 

The 33-year-old, who is expecting her second child with the Prime Minister, brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the flowing scarlet frock by independent label Cabbages & Roses.  

Typically understated, Carrie kept her accessories simple, teaming the dress with two silver necklaces and a pair of £185 black leather ankle boots from high street chain Jigsaw. 

Her blonde locks were styled in loose waves and looked particularly voluminous – perhaps down to the increased thickness women experience during pregnancy. 

Today the Prime Minister  invoked Margaret Thatcher today as he defending tax hikes to pay for the NHS and social care – as he faced down business fury over supply chain chaos.  

Carrie brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the flowing scarlet frock by independent label Cabbages & Roses

Carrie brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the flowing scarlet frock by independent label Cabbages & Roses

Carrie brought a splash of colour to the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the flowing scarlet frock by independent label Cabbages & Roses 

Carrie Johnson covered up her baby bump in a £360 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she arrived hand-in-hand with husband Boris ahead of his Tory conference speech today

Carrie Johnson covered up her baby bump in a £360 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she arrived hand-in-hand with husband Boris ahead of his Tory conference speech today

Carrie Johnson covered up her baby bump in a £360 red dress from a sustainable British brand as she arrived hand-in-hand with husband Boris ahead of his Tory conference speech today

Carrie's blonde locks were styled in loose waves and looked particularly voluminous - perhaps down to the increased thickness women experience during pregnancy

Carrie's blonde locks were styled in loose waves and looked particularly voluminous - perhaps down to the increased thickness women experience during pregnancy

Carrie’s blonde locks were styled in loose waves and looked particularly voluminous – perhaps down to the increased thickness women experience during pregnancy 

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Good luck kiss! Carrie and Boris kissed ahead of his leader's keynote speech this morning

Good luck kiss! Carrie and Boris kissed ahead of his leader's keynote speech this morning

Good luck kiss! Carrie and Boris kissed ahead of his leader’s keynote speech this morning

No.1 fan: Mrs Johnson looked radiant as she waited in the crowd to watch Mr Johnson's address

No.1 fan: Mrs Johnson looked radiant as she waited in the crowd to watch Mr Johnson's address

No.1 fan: Mrs Johnson looked radiant as she waited in the crowd to watch Mr Johnson’s address

Keynote address: Boris Johnson said that his predecessor Lady Thatcher would not have kept borrowing after the 'meteorite' of the pandemic left the health service under massive strain and national debt over £2trillion

Keynote address: Boris Johnson said that his predecessor Lady Thatcher would not have kept borrowing after the 'meteorite' of the pandemic left the health service under massive strain and national debt over £2trillion

Keynote address: Boris Johnson said that his predecessor Lady Thatcher would not have kept borrowing after the ‘meteorite’ of the pandemic left the health service under massive strain and national debt over £2trillion

The Cabbages & Roses ‘Lola’ frock features a demure frilled stand collar neckline, long puffed sleeves and a ruched detail at the wrist. 

The dress, which is made from cotton needlecord and was hand sewn in the UK, has a high waist line and loose skirt that skimmed over Mrs Johnson’s blooming baby bump.    

It continues her patriotic dressing streak, following her decision to wear red, white and blue yesterday. 

Carrie first stepped out in a £59.99 red blazer and a £27.99 white collared shirt with a bow, both from Zara, before changing into a blue, flowing dress for her maiden Tory conference speech. 

Boris’s pregnant wife voiced her pride at moves like equal marriage that were brought in by Conservative leaders as she addressed a Pride reception.

It is believed to be the first speech by a prime minister’s wife at a conference. 

With Mr Johnson, and his sister Rachel in the audience, she said it was ‘blatantly untrue … that  being LGBT+ and a Tory is somehow incompatible’.

Carrie wore her blonde locks loose around her shoulders and finished the outfit with a simple pendant necklace and patent leather boots

Carrie wore her blonde locks loose around her shoulders and finished the outfit with a simple pendant necklace and patent leather boots

Carrie wore her blonde locks loose around her shoulders and finished the outfit with a simple pendant necklace and patent leather boots

Carrie wore two necklaces and gave a flash of her engagement ring as she arrived today

Carrie wore two necklaces and gave a flash of her engagement ring as she arrived today

Carrie wore two necklaces and gave a flash of her engagement ring as she arrived today

Carrie brushed her hair away from her face as she arrived at the centre with Boris

Carrie brushed her hair away from her face as she arrived at the centre with Boris

Carrie brushed her hair away from her face as she arrived at the centre with Boris 

Pregnant Carrie tucked her hair behind her ear as they arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Pregnant Carrie tucked her hair behind her ear as they arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Pregnant Carrie tucked her hair behind her ear as they arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex

Mrs Johnson arrived hand-in-hand with the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote address today

Mrs Johnson arrived hand-in-hand with the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote address today

Mrs Johnson arrived hand-in-hand with the Prime Minister ahead of his keynote address today

The Prime Minister waved to the press as he made his way into the centre ahead of the speech

The Prime Minister waved to the press as he made his way into the centre ahead of the speech

The Prime Minister waved to the press as he made his way into the centre ahead of the speech

Mrs Johnson smiled at her husband's side as they arrived for the final day of the conference

Mrs Johnson smiled at her husband's side as they arrived for the final day of the conference

Mrs Johnson smiled at her husband’s side as they arrived for the final day of the conference

The Prime Minister has come in for criticism in the past for comments he made while a newspaper columnist, including referring to gay men as ‘tank-topped bum boys’.

But Mrs Johnson told the packed crowd: ‘Whether you are LGBT+ or an ally like me we are all committed to equality and acceptance for everyone whoever you are and whoever you love.

‘There are still those who tell me that being LGBT+ and a Tory is somehow incompatible, well, looking around me tonight, we can see that is blatantly untrue.

‘Many of you here tonight have helped play a part in the journey our party has taken on gay rights and we can now say with huge pride that it was a Conservative prime minister who delivered equal marriage in England and Wales.

Carrie greeted Home Secretary Priti Patel ahead of the Prime Minister's keynote address

Carrie greeted Home Secretary Priti Patel ahead of the Prime Minister's keynote address

Carrie greeted Home Secretary Priti Patel ahead of the Prime Minister’s keynote address

The wind whipped up Mrs Johnson's hair as she made her way into the convention centre

The wind whipped up Mrs Johnson's hair as she made her way into the convention centre

The wind whipped up Mrs Johnson’s hair as she made her way into the convention centre

‘I want you all to know that we now have a Prime Minister who is completely committed to accepting those gains and extending them further.’      

‘As a backbencher Boris broke the whip to vote in favour of repealing Section 28, as mayor of London he supported same sex marriage, as foreign secretary he lifted the ban on British embassies abroad flying the pride flag and as prime minister he has appointed the great Nick Herbert as the UK’s first special envoy on LGBT rights. Last year he extended same sex marriage to Northern Ireland.’

She then added: ‘Boris also wanted me to remind you that as mayor he led the Pride parade wearing a rather fetching pink Stetson, which I think we should encourage him to do again.

In his keynote speech, the PM delivered a defiant message that, unlike predecessors David Cameron and Theresa May, he has the ‘guts’ to push ahead with big reforms. 

He insisted there is ‘no alternative’ to shifting from a ‘broken’ immigration-reliant economy to a high wage, high skill one after Brexit.

And he said that his predecessor Lady Thatcher would not have kept borrowing after the ‘meteorite’ of the pandemic left the health service under massive strain and national debt over £2trillion. 

He said ‘structural change’ is the way to resolve the problems the country was facing as he pushed his ‘Levelling Up’ plans. 

But he did say he wanted there to be ‘low tax’ in the longer term. 

Mr Johnson opened by telling the party faithful he was pleased to be back ‘cheek by jowl’ and the country had opened up ‘faster than any other major economy in the world’. 

He said that was down to the ‘unbeatable’ NHS – and referred to his experience in hospital as his life hung in the balance.

Mr Johnson set out the scale of the challenge Two trillion pounds and waiting lists will ‘go up before they come down’. A tide of anxiety  

However, Mr Johnson is facing growing unrest over his blunt denial that the country is in ‘crisis’ with petrol stations running dry, spiking inflation and labour shortages. Amid warnings that Christmas could be ruined once again, he has argued it is ‘not his job’ to ‘fix’ all the problems for industry.

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