Tory football team hammered 5-0 despite help from John Barnes
The annual game with journalists took place in Great Barr.
John Barnes was unable to stop the Conservatives being embarrassed on the football pitch as they suffered a 5-0 defeat to a team of journalists.
The former England and Liverpool legend took on the role of managing a Tory team which included Health Secretary Matt Hancock, Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris and Pensions Minister Guy Opperman.
The annual match with a Lobby XI consisting of journalists was played at the Birmingham County FA ground in Great Barr to mark the start of the Conservative Party conference in the city.
Labour last week defeated the media 3-2 in Liverpool, with former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler among the goals.
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