MPs beat peers in parliamentary tug-of-war match

MPs have beaten peers in the 25th annual charity parliamentary tug-of-war match.

The victorious Commons team included Conservatives Mike Penning and Tobias Ellwood, Labour's Karl Turner and the SNP's Angus MacNeil.

A team of MPs successfully beat peers in the annual Parliamentary Tug of War in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support
A team of MPs successfully beat peers in the annual Parliamentary Tug of War in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

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

The Lords' tug-of-war team were defeated, despite their best efforts.
The Lords' tug-of-war team were defeated, despite their best efforts. Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

It is hoped that the event on Westminster Abbey's College Garden will raise more than £100,000 for the cancer support charity Macmillan.

A team of female MPs also took part in a tug-of-war match
A team of female MPs also took part in a tug-of-war match Credit: Rebecca Naden/PA Wire