Political union is reaching high

Scheme ‘on track’ to help families

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TWO MPs are set to achieve dizzying new heights for charity.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is due to abseil from the Spinnaker Tower with new husband Mark Lancaster, the MP for Milton Keynes.

The pair will abseil 170m from the tower on May 24, as they aim to raise £10,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘Even though my husband Mark had a heroic career as a bomb disposal officer before he became an MP, he is definitely more scared than me.

‘He only agreed to it when we were engaged as he wanted to impress me ­– now he can’t back out and I’m definitely making him go first.’

More than 100,000 people have MS in the country and most are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s.

George McAleese, chairman of the Gosport and Fareham branch, is taking part too. He said: ‘We’re really grateful to Caroline and Mark for taking on the challenge of doing an abseil for the MS Society.’