Friday 22 November 2019

MPs get battered in pancake race

MP David Amess (centre), Lord Kennedy (left) and editor of the Daily Politics Robbie Gibb (right) take part in the annual parliamentary pancake race
MP David Amess (centre), Lord Kennedy (left) and editor of the Daily Politics Robbie Gibb (right) take part in the annual parliamentary pancake race

Peers have been warned to expect a fresh push to reform the House of Lords - by disgruntled MPs knocked off their pancake-day perch.

The upper chamber held the upper hand in the Westminster Shrove Tuesday charity contest, dashing their elected rivals' hopes of a hat-trick of annual titles.

A six-strong team flipped their way to victory in a time of just under four minutes, finishing ahead of both the MPs and the media, now without a win in the last six attempts.

Defeated Liberal Democrat Martin Horwood wrote on Twitter: " Batterly disappointed that Lords won.

"Yolk's on them though as Lords reform flips back up some MPs' agenda!"

The event is held to raise money for the Rehab Group in the UK which provides care, rehabilitation and training services to people with disabilities, brain injuries and mental health difficulties.

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