Island MP captains charity Tug of War team at Westminster

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Western Isles MP Angus MacNeil was in a political heave-ho of different nature last week when he took part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s 26th annual Parliamentary Tug of War.

On Tuesday 11th June Angus MacNeil MP joined forces with other cross-party MPs at the charity match pitting the House of Commons against the House of Lords.

After a fine display of Parliamentarian brawn in a 2:1 tussle, adjudicated by the Tug of War Association, the Commons’ side captained by Angus MacNeil claimed victory.

Angus MacNeil MP said: “Macmillan’s Parliamentary Tug of War asks politicians of all persuasions to pull together and put their weight behind a great cause. The money raised will mean there’ll be a Macmillan Cancer Support team behind the two million people living with cancer, supporting them every step of the way.”

“The House of Commons ladies had less success when pitted against Macmillan’s own ladies, who won in two straight pulls. The real success story on the night however was that Macmillan expects to raise around £120,000 to support people affected by cancer, ensuring they don’t have to face the toughest fight of their lives alone.

“The unique event, which takes place in London’s Westminster Abbey’s College Gardens, has been sponsored by Taylor Wimpey since its inception, and has raised over £3m since 1987.”