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All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Competition Winners Announced

MPs and Lords shoot it out in the Jessops All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Competition.

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Six politicians have been named as the ‘Judges Choices’ winners of a keenly contested photographic shoot-out between MPs and Lords at the Houses of Parliament which are unveiled today as part of the Jessops All-Party Photographic Exhibition.

Jessops All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Competition Exhibition

The annual Jessops All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Competition, now in its tenth year, is open to all members of both the House of Commons and House of Lords with the winning photographs chosen by a panel of photographic industry experts.

Austin Mitchell, MP said "The Jessops Annual Photography Exhibition is bigger and better than ever this year. The entries demonstrate real improvement in the standards of photography from MPs and Peers. It is your chance to see photography, ranging from happy snapping to semi-professional skills. It is a treat, and we are grateful to Jessops for supporting the exhibition and for doing the printing over the many years."

The winning photographers from the House of Commons are: Andrew Miller MP, Caroline Flint MP, Nick Raynsford MP, Austin Mitchell MP and Tim Loughton MP. Lord Crathorne is the sole winner from the House of Lords.

Winner of the Jessops All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Competition Exhibition

Dr. Michael Maloney O.B.E. and chairman of the judging panel notes that selecting the winning photographs was particularly difficult this year due to the high level of submissions. He comments, "The quality of entries at this year’s All Party Photographic Competition has been at an all time high. Many of the photographs look like they were taken by professional photographers rather than members of both Houses."

The other judges were David Parry (Canon UK Ltd), Alan Sparrow (Metro Newspaper), David Land (Royal Photographic Society) and James Simmonds (Jessops).

The six winning photographs together with a further 100 images will be available for public viewing from 2 July to 5 July at the Jessops All-Party Parliamentary Photographic Exhibition in The Upper Waiting Hall of the House of Commons. The Exhibition will then move to the Royal Robing Room at the House of Lords from 6 July for a further two weeks.

To view the six 'Judges Choices' images visit the Jessops website.

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