Cockburn councillor and wife expecting March arrival


Elena and Stephen Pratt are expecting their first child. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Elena and Stephen Pratt are expecting their first child. Picture: Matt Jelonek

COCKBURN councillor Stephen Pratt and wife Elena have announced they are expecting their first child in March.

Central ward councillor Pratt and media and public relations guru Elena, who married two years ago, announced via social media a baby was on the way.

“We’ve always wanted a family and children were definitely in our plans for the future,” Cr Pratt told the Gazette.

“Like many other couples, having a baby hasn’t been an easy journey for us but we feel very lucky to be meeting our newest addition next year.”

The couple have decided to wait until the birth to discover their baby’s gender.

“It’s one of life’s very few guaranteed surprises and for us the most important thing is that we have a healthy baby,” Cr Pratt said.

While the pair has had interesting and varied careers, they said they would not be guiding their child down any particular path.

“The hardest choice they will have to make though is which footy team to support,” Cr Pratt said.

“With one of us an Eagles fan and the other a Dockers fan, it will make for very interesting family derby days.”