Sir Edward in Thames Annual Boat Race

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Two Lincolnshire parliamentarians - Sir Edward Leigh, who represents Market Rasen, and Lincoln MP Karl McCartney - have shared in the victory of the Commons over the Lords in the Annual Parliamentary Boat Race.

The Boat Race took place on the Thames between Lambeth and Westminster bridges, in replicas of the wooden boats used in the 1829 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.

Mr McCartney and Sir Edward were part of the Commons eight which secured victory over their House of Lords rivals, who have recently been the more successful team.

Following the race, on September 14, Sir Edward said: “Today’s event is, at last, a win for the House of Commons against the House of Lords in the annual Parliamentary Boat Race, who have enjoyed a winning streak in recent years. I was pleased that fellow Lincolnshire MP, Karl McCartney, was in the team with me.”

The race helped to raise £10,000 for charity.