Friday 23 February 2018

Tug-of-war MPs overpower peers

A team made up of MPs takes part in the Parliamentary Tug of War in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity
A team made up of MPs takes part in the Parliamentary Tug of War in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support charity

The Commons has emerged victorious in their annual charity tug-of-war match with the Lords.

A formidable team of MPs including Tories Mike Penning and Tobias Ellwood, Labour's Karl Turner, and the SNP's Angus MacNeil lined up for the 25th year of the much-loved contest.

And they proved too much for the peers - despite lending them Liberal Democrat John Hemming in an effort to even things up.

Cancer support charity Macmillan hope to have raised more than £100,000 from the event in Westminster Abbey's College Gardens.

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