Parliament and Politics: Sponsored swim at RAC club, Pall Mall, London

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The Parliamentary Plunge at the RAC Club, Pall Mall - a sponsored swim from noon to midnight in aid of the Macmillan Nurse Appeal, launched last year to raise pounds 20m to fund cancer care nurses. Those taking part ranged from MPs and peers to secretaries and assistants at the Houses of Parliament, and their partners. They hoped to raise pounds 50,000. From left: Viscount Weatherill, the former Speaker; Sir James Spicer, MP for Dorset West; the Olympic swimmer Duncan Goodhew; Vicky Rose, manager of the parliamentary gym; Simon Burns, MP for Chelmsford; Jerry Hayes, MP for Harlow Photograph: Nicholas Turpin

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