Chris Law, MP for Dundee West, got roped into a spot of political heave-ho at Macmillan Cancer Support’s annual House of Commons vs House of Lords Parliamentary Tug of War event.
The annual event, which this year took place at Westminster Abbey College Gardens on the evening of Tuesday 4th June, saw political heavyweights go head to head to raise vital funds for people living with cancer throughout the UK. Fundraisers hope the event will have raised over £100,000 in total.
MALE Lords win
After an almighty struggle, Chris Law and his fellow team mates were defeated by the collective might of the Lords. This led to the first Tug of War victory for the House of Lords in almost a decade.
The women’s MP team overcame the collective might of the female Peers – securing the ladies a House of Commons’ victory in the Macmillan Tug of War.
The event, compèred by BBC Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar and sponsored by leading security specialists, Banham Foundation, has raised over £3 million for Macmillan since its conception in 1987.
Chris Law MP said: “Macmillan do absolutely brilliant work across the country, including in my city of Dundee, and it was great to once again join them and raise money for what is a truly important cause. I look forward to anchoring the team again next year, and winning the trophy back from the Lords.”
Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “It’s always amazing to see parliamentarians from all sides of the political spectrum pull together for our Tug of War event. We would like to thank everyone who made the event such a success. All of the incredibly generous donations from spectators and teams will help us to continue to support the 2.5 million people living with cancer throughout the UK.”
For further information please visit www.macmillan.org.uk/tugofwar.