WEAVER Vale MP Graham Evans will line up for his sixth consecutive London Marathon next month.

He will be alongside thousands of runners as he takes on 26.2-mile course alongside Crewe MP Edward Timpson.

The pair will be running to support Muscular Dystrophy UK and the Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers' Charity.

Muscular Dystrophy UK is a charity that brings together individuals, families and professionals to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

ABF - The Soldiers’ Charity supports soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, in times of need. It makes grants to individuals through Regiments and Corps, and supports a range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, at home and around the world.

Mr Evans said: “I’m really pleased to be taking part in the marathon again. It’s a terrific event which raises millions for good causes and I’m very proud to be putting on my running shoes.

"The training can be difficult for such a long race, but nothing compared to what the brave men and women of our armed forces go through to protect us, or the challenges faced by a family whose loved one has muscular dystrophy.

“It’s an honour to help raise money for these very special causes with.

“I am really looking forward to running it again and Mrs Evans will be joining me for her second marathon in a row.”