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Politicians get snapping for show
'Asleep' taken by Conservative MP for New Forest West Desmond Swayne
The standard of entries was "extremely high".
Politicians have been showing off their photographic skills for a new exhibition opening in London.

Westminster MPs and Peers have taken just under 400 images capturing life at work and on their travels.

The most impressive 100 will be displayed in the Upper Waiting Room at the House of Commons on Monday and then in Jessops photo stores across the UK.

The winning six entries will each receive 100 to be donated to Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood.

Austin Mitchell, chairman of the Parliamentary All Party Photography Group, said the standard of entries was "extremely high".

"Photography flourishes in Westminster and this is a fantastic opportunity for MPs and peers to reveal what they want to do in front of the camera.

"The subject matter offers a fascinating insight into the things that inspire and amuse members of both houses."

The winning photographs were taken by Parliamentary All Party Photography Group chairman Austin Mitchell, Sheffield MP Meg Munn, Ellesmere Port and Neston Labour MP Andrew Miller, Lord Alton and Lord Allenby.

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