Jo the fastest woman in Parliament at Sport Relief’s Westminster Mile

On Wednesday 14th March Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire swapped her suit for a T-shirt and trainers to complete the Westminster Mile for Sport Relief.

Jo joined more than 40 MPs and Peers as they stepped out of Parliament and into St. James’s Park in London to complete the Mile and encourage the public to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 25th March.

Members from both Houses met after Prime Minister’s Questions and were joined by one of the UK’s most successful Paralympians and crossbench peer in the House of Lords, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, as well as choreographer, director and TV presenter Arlene Phillips.

People from East Dunbartonshire can go the extra mile at the Sport Relief Mile in Glasgow on Sunday 25th March – go to for more information.

Commenting Jo Swinson said:

“There was a great atmosphere and it was good to see colleagues from both houses and across parties come together and support Sport Relief and all the inspiring work that they do.

“I was chuffed to be the first woman to cross the finish line.”

“Everyone can join in the fun and take part in the Sport Relief Mugdock Mile or the Glasgow Mile on Sunday 25th March. It’s a great day out and you’re raising money for a fantastic cause.”

Politicians took part with the aim of encouraging the nation to take part in one of the hundreds of Sport Relief Mile events taking place across the UK on Sunday 25th March. Enter the Mile at

The money raised will support people living unimaginably tough lives, both on our doorstep in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. For more information or to sign up to the Sport Relief Mile, go to:



  • About Sport Relief

As the nation celebrates the biggest ever year of sport, the entire country can join in the fun with Sport Relief 2012 from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March.

Over one million people are expected to take part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile as they raise cash to change lives at home and across the world’s poorest countries. And, with a whole weekend of top Sport Relief telly planned across the BBC, it’s all set to be huge.

From The BT Sport Relief Challenge: Walliams vs The Thames to Eddie Izzard’s 43 marathons in 51 days, Sport Relief has a unique history of brave celebrities taking on gruelling physical challenges to raise cash and change lives.

  • Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Miles

The Mugdock Mile is a 1, 3 or 6 mile route taking in the beautiful views of Mugdock Country Park. Full details:

The Glasgow mile takes in the city’s finest sights. Starting in historic George Square and passing iconic landmarks such as the Glasgow City Chambers, Merchant City and the Gallery of Modern Art.

There are 17 Flagship Miles to choose from. If you can’t get to one of these Mile venues then check out for up to date information on the hundreds of Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events happening across the length and breadth of the country.

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