Flipping good time!

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This week it was great to take part in the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race at the Houses of Parliament - and it was especially good to win it!

The annual race, sponsored by Hudgell Solicitors, sees MPs take on teams from the House of Lords and the Press on Shrove Tuesday in Westminster. The race is in support of the Rehab charity and its work with disabled people across the country.

MPs have not won the race since 2013, with the Press having been victorious in 2015 and the Lords in 2014. I am very pleased to be part of the MP team to finally get a winner's medal!

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Celebrating the famous triumph with my Labour colleague Stephen Pound MP

As an MP, of course we do serious work, but it's also important that we don't take ourselves too seriously. This race is about raising awareness of the work of the disability charity Rehab which enables disabled people and others who are marginalised to realise their dreams and to live independent and fulfilling lives. If that means falling flat as a pancake for the entertainment of onlookers and in front of the world's media, then it's a challenge worth doing. Thankfully though, we all managed to get across the finish line without causing too much havoc!

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For more information on the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race, visit www.parliamentarypancakerace.co.uk, on Facebook at facebook.com/RehabParliamentaryPancakeRace and on twitter at @flip4rehab and using the hashtag #RehabPancakeRace

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