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Westminster 2017 DOTY announced

Issue: 03/11/2017


Westminster is home to many political battles on a daily basis but last week all differences of opinion were put aside as MP's of all colours fought each other in the Westminster Dog of the Year Show.
For the 25th time of asking Members of Parliament and their dogs fought each other at the event organised by the Kennel Club and Dog's Trust.
The winner was Labour MP Tracey Brabin and her chocolate Labrador, Rocky. The MP for Batley and Spen said that her dog was a, 'wonder dog' and had been in her family since he was a puppy.
In second place was the Conservative MP for Taunton, Rebecca Pow, and her rescue dog Bonnie. The chair of the women and equalities committee, Maria Miller, was third with her cockapoo Ted.
Ms Brabin said, 'I am delighted to have won.  He had such a fantastic day, meeting all the other 'paw-litical' candidates and I'm really thrilled that he managed to wag his way to victory. I am very proud that he has been part of an event that promotes responsible
dog ownership.'
Graeme Robertson, chairman of Dogs Trust, said: 'We are thrilled with the number of MPs and commendable canines who competed for the title of Westminster Dog of the Year 2017.
'It's always wonderful to see the bond between dogs and their owners and Rocky and Tracy really stood out for this very reason, not to mention their 'paw-litical' prowess. I would like to thank the MPs and their devoted dogs for taking part.'

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