Tea with an MP

New MPs unwind over a cup of tea and talk to us about their first year in Parliament

Andrea Jenkyns: ‘I’m a blunt Yorkshire woman’

We spoke to Andrea, over a a mug of peppermint tea, about how the loss of her father inspired her, singing in front of 80,000 people and her prize-winning dogs

Tommy Sheppard: 'I got my mojo back'

With a cup of 'very strong and very milky' builder’s tea in hand, Tommy talked to us about stand-up comedy, poverty and swords and tights

Rupa Huq: 'I just don't look like an MP'

With a mug of Masala tea on her desk, Rupa talked to us about Only Fools and Horses, the Brit Awards and the unhealthy Westminster bubble

Alan Mak: ‘get experience outside politics’

Enjoying an English Breakfast tea, Alan spoke to us about career politicians, charity work and weekends in Havant