THE bells rang out across Westminster as Worcester’s MP got married in a traditional ceremony.

Family and friends, but no politicians, joined long-term lovers Robin Walker and Charlotte Keenan as they tied the knot on Saturday.

Mr Walker, aged 33, said: “It was a wonderful day.

“It was fantastic to have so many friends and family around to be able to share with us such a happy event.

“I am so excited to be marrying such a beautiful girl.”

About 140 people were present for the noon ceremony at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster – the church at which Mr Walker’s mother and father, the late Lord Walker, as well as his sister, also got married.

Mr Walker, a Conservative backbencher, wore a traditional tailcoat and had a flash of colour injected into his outfit with a green tie which matched the bridesmaid’s dresses while the new Mrs Walker, aged 29, the director of corporate strategy for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, wore a white floor-length dress.

The strapless number was embroided with white detailing and she covered her shoulders with a lace shrug.

After the ceremony the bride, groom and the rest of the wedding party made the short walk across to the House of Commons for drinks on the terrace overlooking the river Thames.

At about 3pm guests, who had travelled from as far away as Singapore, South Africa, Bahamas and Hong Kong to join in the celebrations, sat down in the dining room for a three-course meal which included beef wellington for main course and vanilla wedding cake for dessert.

The cake itself was traditionally tiered before it was cut by the bride and groom.

After the meal and speeches music played but the party did not go on late into the night – everything finished about 6.30pm giving guests the chance to explore London and enjoy the capital’s nightlife if they so wished.

As for the newlyweds, they soaked up their big day before they headed back to the hotel.

After a brunch with close family and friends yesterday morning the couple flew to Rajasthan in India for their honeymoon.