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It's not just by-elections that bring MPs' competitive nature to the fore. Along with pancake races and tug of wars, there's another activity that MPs can add: skipping.

As revealed by the Evening Standard, in a bid to encourage children to live a healthier lifestyle MPs past and present have been challenged to skip for two minutes by charity Skip2BFit and their scores have been detailed in a table for all to see.

Jumping in at the top of the Westminster table is former boxer David Davies who once fought a gay boxer (348 skips), followed closely by another former boxer Eric Joyce (226). Also hopping in with impressive scores are David Willetts (211) Sadiq Khan (201), Mary Creagh (156), Nick Clegg (152) and Ed Balls (138).

Bottom of the class however was Chris Huhne tripping up at measly 27 skips, trailing behind George Osborne (48), Norman Lamb (55) and Ann Widdecombe (78).