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    Spectator Life’s 4th birthday party, in pictures

    20 April 2016

    To celebrate Spectator Life‘s fourth birthday, London’s literati, politicians and fashionistas joined Toby Young and Andrew Neil at Belgraves, a Thompson hotel, to raise a glass to the magazine’s success.

    As guests including Olivia Grant, Rachel Johnson and Nicky Haslam munched on beef and prawn sliders and sipped lychee and rose bellinis, George Galloway told Miss S about his time on his campaign bus as part of his London mayoral bid, ‘The bus is ours,’ he said. ‘We’ll be on it everyday of the campaign, and after.’

    Happily Labour’s Jess Phillips, who has clashed with Galloway in the past, managed to avoid a run-in with the Respect politician at the Belgravia bash. Chatting with guests, the former Spectator Life cover girl offered a hint as to her secret to looking good: McDonald’s. Despite Labour’s NEC banning the fast food chain from having a stall at this year’s party conference, Phillips says she is a regular customer thanks to their quarter pounder burger. ‘I’ve eaten there this week,’ she told Steerpike. ‘My children eat there most weeks.’

    By the time it was dessert — mini treacle tarts and eclairs — guests including Helen Lederer and ITV’s Robert Peston were still out on the dancefloor. More information about Belgraves — the co-host for the party — can be found on their website.

    Here are a selection of photos from the event, courtesy of Dave Bennett:

    Rachel Johnson and Robert Peston

    Rachel Johnson and Robert Peston

    Olivia Grant and Fraser Nelson

    Olivia Grant and Fraser Nelson

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Olivia Grant

    Olivia Grant

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Toby Young

    Toby Young

    George Galloway

    George Galloway

    Charlotte Spencer

    Charlotte Spencer

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Andrew Neil and Rigel Mowatt

    Andrew Neil and Rigel Mowatt

    Nicky Haslam

    Nicky Haslam

    Camilla Rutherford

    Camilla Rutherford

    Nicholas Watt, Andrew Neil and Julia Hartley Brewer

    Nicholas Watt, Andrew Neil and Julia Hartley Brewer

    George Galloway and Putri Gayatri Pertiwi

    George Galloway and Putri Gayatri Pertiwi

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Heather Kerzner

    Heather Kerzner

    Fraser Nelson and Geordie Greig

    Fraser Nelson and Geordie Greig

    Ed Taylor and Astrid Harbord

    Ed Taylor and Astrid Harbord

    Zafar Rushdie

    Zafar Rushdie

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Rachel Johnson

    Rachel Johnson

    Spectator Life - 4th Birthday Party
    Nicky Haslam and Andrew Neil

    Nicky Haslam and Andrew Neil