United Kingdom politicians are battling it out in a new competition to test not their debating prowess but their photography skills. The keenly contested Jessops Parliamentary Photography Competition is on!
Already, there have been 600 photographs entered into the contest to find the smartest snappers within Westminster. The photographs reveal incredible scenes from government duties and give a great insight into the private lives of the political animal â€“ and theyâ€™re all set to go before an expert judging panel as well as the voting public.
Among those going for the Commons vote are Alan Duncan with â€˜Praying Mantisâ€™, David Heath with â€˜Fatburgerâ€™ and Tom Levitt with â€˜Me and My Cowshedâ€™, while Tim Loughton, Austin Mitchell and Nick Raynsford are also putting themselves in the frame.
Thereâ€™s serious stuff in the Upper House too, including Lord Crathorneâ€™s â€˜Daily Hindu ritual on the banks of the Gangesâ€™ and Lord Greenwayâ€™s â€˜Maple Leavesâ€™.
The exercise is all for fun and also for the love of photography. Proceeds will go to charities.
Who will be the â€œPrime Minister of Pictures?â€ Stay tuned.