Quiz: Match the MP and their dog

MPs and their hounds have braved inclement weather to take part in the 20th annual Westminster dog show.

The field was dominated by Conservative MPs once again, and despite the best efforts of a smattering of Lib Dem and Labour MPs, the "dog of the year" accolade was handed to Tory MP Charlie Elphicke.

Dog welfare charities Dogs Trust and the Kennel Club are the brains behind the contest. "Westminster dog of the year is a light-hearted way to encourage discussion on serious dog welfare issues needing urgent attention," the Kennel Club's Caroline Kisko has said.

Can you match the MP with their dog?

Laurence Robertson

1. Laurence Robertson, the Conservative MP for Tewkesbury


a. Popcorn

Charlie Elphicke

2. Charlie Elphicke, the Conservative MP for Dover and Deal


b. Otto

Tessa Munt

3. Tessa Munt, the Lib Dem MP for Wells


c. Boris

Lindsay Hoyle

4. Lindsay Hoyle, deputy Commons Speaker and Labour MP for Chorley


d. William

Edward Leigh

5. Edward Leigh, the Conservative MP for Gainsborough


e. Gordon

Angie Bray

6. Angie Bray, the Conservative MP for Ealing Central and Acton


f. Star

Steve Brine

7. Steve Brine, the Conservative MP for Winchester


g. Sausage

Alec Shelbrooke

8. Alec Shelbrooke, the Conservative MP for Elmet and Rothwell


h. Poppy

Gregory Barker

9. Gregory Barker, the Conservative MP for Bexhill and Battle


i. Bella

Check your answers below:
Laurence Robertson and Sausage

1g. Laurence Robertson and Sausage

Charlie Elphicke and Star

2f. Triumphant Charlie Elphicke with the winning dog, Star. "I'm over the moon," he says. "Today she's really lived up to her name."

Tessa Munt and Bella

3i. Tessa Munt and Bella

Lindsay Hoyle MP and Gordon

4e. Lindsay Hoyle and Gordon. "He's more likely to chew the mobile than throw it," Mr Hoyle says cryptically. "He's got a clunking paw, rather than a clunking fist."

Edward Leigh and William

5d. Edward Leigh and William

Angie Bray and Poppy

6h. Angie Bray and Poppy

Steve Brine and Popcorn

7a. Steve Brine and Popcorn

Alec Shelbrooke and Boris

8c. Alec Shelbrooke and Boris. "He's quite madcap," Mr Shelbrooke says of the London Mayor's namesake.

Gregory Barker and Otto

9b. Gregory Barker and Otto. "I suppose he is named after Bismarck," Mr Barker confides. "We call him Otto von Dachshund."

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