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Slave film screened for MPs

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow welcomed Steve McQueen to parliament: Photo © Slave film screened for MPs Photo

Steve McQueen has visited the Houses of Parliament to promote his latest film, 12 Years a Slave.

Ed Miliband and Speaker John Bercow were among politicians welcoming the director to Westminster.

A special private screening of the film - which is tipped for success at the Oscars and BAFTAs - has been held for MPs and peers.

Mr Bercow said: "Steve McQueen is an inspiration to us all.

"I am honoured to welcome him to the Houses of Parliament and wish him every success at the Oscars."

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