Shadow chancellor and MP for Morley and Outwood, Ed Balls, appeared in the House of Commons dressed as Santa for a vote on the Government's banking reform Bill.
Mr Balls arrived in the chamber in a full Father Christmas outfit, complete with boots, red hood and what looked like a pillow stuffed under his coat to make him fatter.
Labour colleagues Barry Gardiner, MP for Brent North, and Yasmin Qureshi, MP for Bolton South East, were seen patting the shadow chancellor's stomach as they voted on Labour proposals to bring forward a cap on payday lenders from January 2015 to next October.
Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls says it was "bang to rights" that he paid the price for speeding in West Yorkshire.
The Morley MP said he was going 56mph in a 50mph zone on the motorway in his constituency when he triggered a camera on the M62.
Joking that he had been going "too far, too fast" - a favourite attack line against the coalition's austerity measures - Mr Balls said he had paid a fine and attended a speed awareness course rather than accept penalty points.
"Like many local people, I was caught out by the never-ending roadworks on the M62. Pulling on to the motorway at Morley I realised too late that the speed restrictions were still in place," he wrote on his blog.
"I was caught and bang to rights - doing 56 in a 50 mile restriction zone. Going too far, too fast, you might say.
"The course was very professional and actually really worthwhile."