THE MP for Wycombe missed out on the Ice Bucket Challenge last week after a Bucks Free Press reporter sent a nomination his way.

Steve Baker MP has since made a donation to charity to honour reporter Andy Carswell’s nomination.

After Andy was soaked on Friday last week, Mr Baker said: “Congratulations to Andy Carswell on his ice-cold soaking and many thanks for the nomination.

“Following my time in the stocks a year or two ago in Marlow Bottom, of course I would have been delighted to accept but with the election in the offing, I would not want to impose ice-cold soakings at 24 hours’ notice on three voters over a bank holiday weekend.

“I hope to recover from the disappointment soon and I look forward to making a donation to the UK charity of Andy’s choice.”

Andy’s other nominations include Mayor of Marlow Suzanne Brown and Wycombe Wanderers kitman Stewart Bannister.

This came after Andy was nominated by WWFC manager Gareth Ainsworth.