A Conservative MP has revealed why he swapped the House of Commons for a wrestling ring in defence of his house metropolis.
Paul Bristow, the MP for Peterborough, defined to Sky News how he selected to take on a “loud mouth bully” following a Twitter spat.
The 40-year-old entered the ring with Joey Scott final Friday evening after taking offence to feedback made on the skilled wrestler’s Twitter web page.
Scott had claimed it was time to “make Peterborough interesting” forward of his look in the Cambridgeshire metropolis, to which Mr Bristow responded: “Peterborough was interesting before you ever turned up, pal.
“I used to be elected by the folks to take care of bullies such as you. I would simply present you why!”
And so the MP, newly elected to parliament at December’s basic election, grappled with Scott at New Theatre Peterborough.
Mr Bristow took some blows from Scott in the ring, however had the final giggle due to the assistance of Scott’s rival wrestler Alan Lee Travis.
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Bully-boy wrestler Joey Scott known as me out while visiting our nice metropolis. Joey appears to have an issue with #Peterborough however I gained’t be bullied and neither will my constituents. https://t.co/OjTH4fIvS7
— Paul Bristow MP (@paulbristow79) February 24, 2020
The MP informed Sky News: “I was celebrating the fact that LDN Wrestling, a wrestling promotion, was coming to my constituency.
“When I selected to try this, this loud-mouth bully Joey Scott thought he’d try to make a reputation for himself by calling me out on Twitter and criticising my metropolis.
“I wasn’t going to have that so I called him out and met him in the wrestling ring.
“Peterborough was fascinating method earlier than Joey Scott confirmed up and I made that clear.
“The people of Peterborough stand up to bullies and the people of Peterborough are proud of their city and I wanted to make that clear in the wrestling ring.”
Mr Bristow vowed to proceed standing up for Peterborough throughout his time as town’s MP, which he described as “the best job I’m ever going to have”.
He added: “There’s a lot to do and a lot of challenges to face, but I’m enjoying each and every minute of it – whether that’s in the Commons talking about some of the issues that affects my city, or if that’s in Peterborough and sometimes in the wrestling ring.”