Shrove Tuesday 2015: MPs get battered by journalists in annual pancake charity race

The BBC’s Ben Wright tossed his way to victory in Westminster yesterday
Flipping MPs is sadly not a new thing, as followers of the expenses saga will remember. Yesterday, a group of MPs were flipping pancakes, not mortgages, taking part an annual charity race against Westminster journalists.

A cross-party selection of MPs took on a media team led by Sky’s Sophy Ridge, who crossed the line first. The victorious captain said: “The weeks of early morning flipping training, the strict diet of pancakes and lemon-only drinks have finally paid off.”

The event is for Rehab, which helps marginalised people to live independently.

Peter Brammall, Rehab’s chief operations officer in England and Wales, commented: “The Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race has now been going for 18 years and the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of the participants continues to grow.”

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