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A record number of MPs will run the 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 3 October.  

In total, 22 MPs and two Peers are set to run, including former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the Shadow Minister for Planning Ruth Cadbury, and Labour’s Mayor of South Yorkshire Dan Jarvis. A record-equalling four female MPs will be taking part, plus Baroness Liz Sugg making her London Marathon debut.  

The previous record of running MPs was 17 in 2018.  

This year sees 17 Conservatives running, five Labour and two Scottish National Party representatives.  

A cross-party battle is likely to see either Alex Norris (Labour) or Tom Pursglove (Conservative) take the title for fastest MP, after the two crossed the line within 20 seconds of each other in 2019. Norris won that year in a time of 3:57:25 with Pursglove finishing marginally behind him in a time of 3:57:42. 

First name Surname Party Constituency PB
Duncan  Baker Conservative North Norfolk Debut
Scott Benton Conservative Blackpool South Debut
Ruth Cadbury Labour Brentford and Isleworth / Shadow Minister for Planning 4:57:13 (2019)
Alun Cairns Conservative Vale of Glamorgan 3:28:02 (2016)
Greg Clark Conservative Tunbridge Wells  Debut
James  Duddridge Conservative Rochford and Southend East  4:36:50 (2019)
Nick Fletcher Conservative Don Valley  Debut
Chris Green Conservative Bolton West and Atherton 4:14:22 (2019)
Matt Hancock Conservative West Suffolk Debut
Dan Jarvis Labour Barnsley Central/Mayor of South Yorkshire 3:44:55 (2015)
David Linden  SNP Glasgow East 5:20:54 (2018)
Stuart McDonald SNP Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 3:58:31 (2018)
James  Morris Conservative Halesowen and Rowley Regis 4:25:31 (2019)
Charlotte Nicols Labour Warrington North Debut
Alex  Norris  Labour Nottingham North 3:57:25 (2019)
Tom Pursglove Conservative Corby  3:57:42 (2019)
Will  Quince  Conservative Colchester  Debut
Paul Scully Conservative Sutton and Cheam Debut
Cat Smith  Labour Lancaster and Fleetwood Debut
Amanda  Solloway  Conservative Derby North/Science Minister 6:55:45 (2017)
Edward Timpson Conservative Eddisbury  3:42:24 (2014)
Lord Ed  Vaizey Conservative (Didcot) Debut
James  Wild  Conservative North West Norfolk 3:33:33 (2009)