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Wednesday, 14 November, 2001, 18:06 GMT
Cool MPs demand creamy treats
Politicians are calling on House of Commons authorities to put an award-winning Welsh ice cream on the menu in the seat of democracy.

Labour Rhondda MP Chris Bryant has tabled the motion to get Mr Creemy snacks served in Commons dining rooms in a bid to help MPs chill out.

A self-confessed ice cream fan congratulated the Rhondda company on winning a series of awards at the National Ice Cream Championships.

Chris Bryant  MP
Chris Bryant wants Mr Creemy on the Commons menu
The call has been backed by 17 other MPs from all parties.

Williamstown-based Mr Creemy prides itself on offering real Welsh dairy ice cream free from artificial colours and flavours.

The family-run business is now 40 years old.

Mr Creemy has also won medals at the Great Taste Awards for it's 'nuts about toffee' brand, a silver medal for its exotic fruit ice cream, and a bronze medal for its strawberry frozen yoghurt.

The Commons motion has the backing of 16 Labour MPs and one Tory.

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Mr Bryant said: "I really like ice cream, and Mr Creemy is the best there is.

"It is great that this has now been recognised at the National Ice Cream Championships.

"Now I want to see Mr Creemy ice cream in the dining rooms of the House of Commons so that all MPs can enjoy the best of British ice cream.

Mr Creemy's ice creams
Mr Creemy's ice creams have fans in Parliament
"I am tabling an Early Day Motion in the hope that MPs can be treated to Mr Creemy's dairy delights."

Backers include Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan, Cynon Valley's Ann Clwyd, Huw Edwards, Michael Fabricant, Lindsay Hoyle, Joan Humble, John Mann, Paul Farrelly, John Smith, Meg Munn, Andy Burnham, Dai Havard, Wayne David, John Owen Jones, and Alan Keen

Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Gerald Kaufman has also joined the campaign.

Mr Creemy has won a Gold medal at the Great Taste Awards for its 'nuts about toffee' ice cream, a Silver medal for its exotic fruit ice cream and a Bronze medal for its strawberry frozen yoghurt.

The company has also been Royal Welsh Show winner for three consecutive years.

Chris Bryant, Rhondda MP
"The ice cream enjoys cross-party support"
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