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MP Karen Bradley nominates Qarma Restaruant for the Tiffin Cup 2014

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 15, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Karen Bradley MP with staff from Qarma.

Karen Bradley MP with staff from Qarma.

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Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley has nominated a Leek restaurant for a top accolade.

Following Mrs Bradley's call for residents to nominate their favourite South Asian restaurant to be entered into the Tiffin Cup, she has announced that the eatery with the highest number of votes was, for the second time, Qarma of Leek.

She said: "The Tiffin Cup is a prestigious Parliamentary competition that is now in its seventh year.

"MPs are invited to nominate a restaurant from their constituency, and although there were several suggestions from residents about which place I should choose because we are spoilt for choice here in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Qarma pipped the competition to the post and I sent off the nomination last week.

"I know from personal experience that Qarma is a great local business that is very popular with its customers, and I want to do everything I can to promote it.

"They came very close to winning the title when they were last nominated for the cup in 2010, and this time I hope to be cheering them on in the grand final."

Once all the nominations from MPs are in, 10 entrants will be shortlisted and invited to a special cook-in at Bellamy's Restaurant in Parliament, where the overall winner will be crowned.

Mohammed Ahmed, proprietor of Qarma, said: "We are really proud to represent the Staffordshire Moorlands in this competition. We reached the top five last time we were entered and we definitely want to win this year."

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