Corbyn The Cockapoo Is People’s Westminster Dog Of The Year

If ever we were to rank all of the dogs that we know, the crown would, of course, go to our own. Well, they are the cutest!

In all honesty, we do love all dogs, but can’t resist a good contest – if only to prove that everyone around agrees with us.

Whilst judging panels are all well and good, it’s the public whose verdict we rely on the most…

The prestigious People’s Choice trophy at this year’s Westminster Dog of the Year awards, quite aptly, went to Corbyn the Cockapoo – and we can definitely see why!

0 PAY London UK 6th September 2018 Westminster Dog of the year event in Victoria Tower Gardens London

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Winner of the ‘pawblic vote’, Corbyn is owner by shadow employment minister Mike Amesbury and beat 13 other opponents to claim the title.

Despite not winning the overall contest, he is said to be a favourite of Jeremy Corbyn himself, who finds the name “highly amusing.”

The pup was named by Mr. Amesbury’s 8 year old son, who insisted on naming him after the Labour leader following the 2017 election.

The annual awards allow MPs to show off their furry friends, as well as giving dogs that are up for adoption their moment in the spotlight.

Speaking of his dog’s victory, Mr Amesbury said:

“I am really pleased the dogs have won. We have raised awareness of really important issues and to be the winner is incredible.”

The event was organised by the Dogs Trust and Kennel Club, aiming to raise awareness of issues around dog welfare, particularly in the lead up to Bonfire Night.

Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko said of the annual dog event:

“I think this event is so important because it gives our politicians the opportunity to let everyone know how much they love their dogs.”

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