The Red Box political food quizFrom vegan diets and bacon sandwiches to pasties and humble pie, food has a special place in Westminster’s moveable feast. But how good is your memory of these choice morsels?JONATHAN BRADY/PAWant to read more?Register with a few details to continue reading this article.Already a subscriber? Login
Rosie Duffield has gone from enjoying relative anonymity in the community she has lived in for 19 years to finding herself a high profile figureIf there’s one element of summer recess that Rosie Duffield would like to bring back to Westminster with her this week, it’s a kilometre-long inflatable obstacle course. “I would absolutely love that, it would be very good therapy wouldn’t it?
Paul Masterton, the newly elected MP for East Renfrewshire, has just returned to his constituency office after a trip to the dentist. “I was lying there, got my head back in the seat and she was setting up her tools and said ‘So what is it that you do then?’ And I was like ‘Erm, I’m your MP.’ She said ‘Tory MP?’ and I was like ‘Oh God, oh God, please not with the drill!’” He was relieved to discover that his dentist had voted for him this time around.
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