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MP paintings and art: Blair, Ashdown, Abbott and Clarke

14 January 2014 Last updated at 14:03 GMT

It is a tradition to mark the time in office of prime ministers and Commons speakers by commissioning portraits to hang in the corridors of the Palace of Westminster.

A Freedom of Information request from the Evening Standard newspaper revealed £250,000 has been spent on pictures and statues, and some of that work has celebrated junior ministers and backbenchers.

This Daily Politics montage looked at some of the works of art, ahead of a studio discussion with Chris Mulln, Jo Coburn, Frank Doran and Jonathan Isaby

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