|The Backbencher's political pictures competition|
Three new pictures of the party leaders painted by Jonathan Yeo ( www.commissionaportrait.com) have recently gone on show at the House of Commons. The Backbencher thought she would ask whether anyone could do any better. She asked Mr Yeo to judge the entries.
|And the winner is . . .|
Carroll: Michael X
Jonathan Yeo says: "I liked Michael X because it is both contemporary and immediately recognisable. It's also an intense and powerful character study. I feel it's important that a portrait should work as a painting, regardless of whetheryou are familiar with the subject. This one definitely does that."
|The best of the rest|
|Justin Ward: Blair|