05 JUN 2018

Sporty MP Helen Grant in Commons v Lords Tug 'O' War

Raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and remembering the late Jo Cox MP

Sports enthusiast and former sports Minister Helen Grant MP once again joined with a cross-party team of female MPs in the annual Commons versus Lords tug of war competition on Tuesday June 5th 2018 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

20 different teams entered the fundraising event lasting over two hours where the best of three 'tugs' won the day for each match. The BBC's popular presenter Jeremy Vine was the master of ceremonies and commentator.

Helen said 'The Lords v Commons event is a competition of merry rivalry within Parliament and everyone is very competitive. At my last attempt it was MPs v Macmillan nurses and on that occasion they won the day. This time it was MPs v Baronesses and I am proud our team won the bout this time around. It was a rather poignant experience too, remembering the late Jo Cox who was so brutally murdered just nine days after being involved in this event in 2016. It was the last time I saw her and it is fitting that the MPs annual Parliamentary Tug of War contest is now named 'The Jo Cox memorial match'.

This was the 32nd annual tug of war event and last year raised £90,300 for the charity, to donate go here.

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