Nadhim Zahawi, Conservative MP for Stratford on Avon
"Britain has a diverse food culture and a national obsession with kebabs reflects that fantastically. The British Kebab Awards celebrates the uniquely British twist on an eastern dish and the contribution it makes to our national gastronomy. We should also recognise that Kebab houses are usually small, family businesses where everyone works extremely hard and with trying hours. We should praise them for having what it takes to succeed in a competitive market where taste, quality and service really matters."