Visit London Blog » parliament http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:11:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Lords Win Parliamentary Pancake Race 2011 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/lords-win-parliamentary-pancake-race-2011/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/lords-win-parliamentary-pancake-race-2011/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:30:19 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=20082

MPs and journalists took a battering from members of the House of Lords at today’s Parliamentary Pancake Race in Westminster.

The Lords team took the title back from the MPs, who won last year.

The annual race sees teams of MPs, Lords and members of the press fighting it out for pancake glory and to raise awareness for the charity Rehab.

The victorious Lords team comprised Lord Redesdale, Earl of Listowel, Baroness Parminter, Baroness Jolly, Lord Marks and Lord St John of Bletso.

Lord Redesdale commented:

“It was a gruelling race which called for guts and determination. The MPs and media runners put up a serious challenge but, thanks to a rigorous training regime undertaken immediately before the race, our efforts were rewarded. When all is said and done, we are all just pleased to play our part in supporting the great work of Rehab.”

Rehab is a not-for-profit organisation which provides training and support for people with disabilities and other socially-disadvantaged groups.

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Photo of the Week: Proclamation for the Dissolution of the Present Parliament http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/photo-of-the-week-proclamation-for-the-dissolution-of-the-present-parliament/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/photo-of-the-week-proclamation-for-the-dissolution-of-the-present-parliament/#comments Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:40:42 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=8081

This week’s fantastic photo by IanVisits shows the Royal Proclamation for the dissolution of parliament being read out on the steps of the Royal Exchange. The proclaimation is signed by The Queen and read out by the Serjeant-at-Arms.

The candidates are now all out and about campaigning for votes for the general election on 6 May.

Have you seen any interesting traditions being carried out in London? Add your photos to the Visit London Flickr pool and we could be featuring your photo next.

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