Anna Turley and Clem

Dog's Name: Clem (named after Clement Atlee)

Owner's Name: Anna Turley

Political Party: Labour

Owner's Constituency: Redcar

Breed (all breeds and crossbreeds welcome): Shih Tzu

Sex: Male

Age: 5

Colour: Grey/ Brown and White

Describe your top five doggy personality traits:

  • Cheeky
  • Bossy
  • Bonkers
  • Affectionate
  • Knows he is worshipped

What are your top doggy achievements to date (e.g. training classes, awards, tricks etc.)?

Walking 22 miles for great north ambulance over the North Yorkshire Moors.

Surviving recent blood infection after transfusion .

What would you do if you were PM for the day? Any dog related issues you would tackle for your four-legged friends?

I would implement my owner Anna Turley’s MP Private Members Bill on increasing the sentence for animal cruelty. No one should be cruel to my four-legged friends!

Why is it essential that all children in the UK are educated about safe interaction with dogs?

Because dogs are friendly and full of love, but are animals at the end of the day so children should always be cautious.

What advice would you give to children about safe interaction with dogs?

Always ask the adult nearby before touching a dog.

Why should you be crowned Westminster Dog of the Year 2016?

Because I am adorable.

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