Norwich MP pleased he is not left with egg on his face as politician team batters journos in race

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis takes part the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in which MPs, Lo

Norwich South MP Clive Lewis takes part the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in which MPs, Lords and members of the media race each other on pancake day to raise money for the charity Rehab, in Victoria Tower Gardens. Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Credit: PA

It is the annual event when old Westminster enemies line up to batter each other.

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Each year politicians take on the press corps in the charity Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race.

This year, MPs put their tribal differences aside, and a cross party team defeated the likes of ITV news stalwart Alastair Stewart and Sky News reporter Sophie Ridge.

Norwich MP Clive Lewis was among those drafted in to take part in the race, and despite a gym injury did his bit for the MP team, only throwing his pancake into the crowd once.

He was invited to join the team by his parliamentary office neighbour Stephen Pound, saying it was the team spirit which allowed them to triumph.


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He also said that having a spare pancake in the back pocket was a key to success, pointing out that like politics there were no rules.

'I am just glad we were not left with egg on our faces,' he said. 'It was great fun, and a great cause,' he added.

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