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13/08/2018 11:55 BST | Updated 13/08/2018 14:23 BST

The Best Of The Holiday Pictures MPs Have Posted During Recess

Including: Tom Watson up a tree.

Road trips, sunsets and obligatory shots of alcoholic drinks: it’s not just your mates who can’t resist Instagramming their holiday snaps.

With parliamentary recess well underway, MPs are enjoying some time off and many of them haven’t been shy when it comes to sharing vacation updates on social media.

However, for every perfectly-proportioned shot of the Lake District (well done, David Gauke), there’s at least one slightly awkward picture. Here are some of our favourites…

Let’s start with Tom Watson up a tree

It’s unclear how high the deputy leader of the Labour party managed to climb, but he did share the results of his efforts, posting a photo of some “fresh” hazelnuts later in the day. 

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There’s room for improvement on Emily Thornberry’s sunset snap

The shadow foreign secretary’s snap is underwhelming, to say the least.

Jonathan Reynolds has struggled to leave work at home 

“A Shadow Economic Secretary’s work is never done,” he wrote. Thrilling stuff, we’re sure. 

 Elsewhere in New York...

Jacob Rees-Mogg withstood 27°C heat in a suit

Bizarrely, he was also filmed bumping into UFC fighter Conor McGregor

Steve Baker has been staging photoshoots for his motorbike 

A Tory MP’s take on the Motorcycle Diaries...

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Gavin Williamson failed to look at ease at Go Ape

The past two weeks have also revealed that MPs love an alcohol-related post...

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And finally, it wouldn’t be a recess round-up without David Cameron at Wilderness Festival