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18/12/2013 04:23 GMT

Danish Prime Minister Admits It's 'Unusual' Her Husband Wants To Be A British MP

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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt leaves after the European Union leaders summit on June 28, 2013 at the EU headquarters in Brussels. European leaders on Friday agreed to deploy 8.0 billion euros ($10.4 billion) to help create jobs for young people at a summit that also backed a tentative deal on the EU's next trillion-euro budget, despite simmering doubts. AFP PHOTO / THIERRY CHARLIER (Photo credit should read THIERRY CHARLIER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has admitted that it is "unusual" that her husband is hoping to become a British MP. The husband is Stephen Kinnock - son of former Labour leader Neil Kinnock.

"I do admit it is unusual," she told the Danish Politiken newspaper. "But we have lived an unusual life in many ways and we always make it work.

"I'm absolutely convinced we will make this work as well. So to all of you who are worried about the way we will make it work in our private household, don't worry too much."

Thorning-Schmidt achieved global fame after taking a selfie with president Obama and David Cameron during Nelson Mandela's memorial service last week.

Stephen Kinnock confirmed to The Times this week that he was interested in standing for election to Westminster - and had targeted the Welsh seat of Aberavon.

"I have been a member of the Labour Party since I was 15, and, of course, politics is in my blood,” he said. “I am well aware that there will be very stiff competition for the seat and I am taking nothing for granted."