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MP proves he is getting about on our behalf

Friday, 18th February 2011.

Haverhill's MP certainly hasn't been sitting around this week - he has just one a walking competition at the House of Commons.

Matthew Hancock was surprised and delighted yesterday to be presented with a prize for being the MP who walked the furthest over a week.

The competition involved 127 MPs wearing pedometers as they went about their daily business in Westminster.

It was organised by Silver Star, a diabetes awareness organisation, who issued the pedometers to participating MPs to promote health and activity in our daily lives.

Mr Hancock was presented with his prize by Earl Howe, under secretary of state for the department of health.

When he found out that he had won, Mr Hancock said: “I was surprised and delighted to find out that I am the MP who walks the farthest.

"I often feel rushed off my feet working for my constituents, and it is nice to be rewarded for it.

"Silver Star does wonderful and important work promoting awareness of diabetes, and I am happy to have had a chance to contribute to awareness of diabetes in this way”.

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