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Theresa May slams 'intimidation' after MP claims rival activists urinated on her office door

Theresa May slams 'intimidation' after MP claims rival activists urinated on her office door

Emilio Casalicchio

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Theresa May today hit out at the "intimidation" of parliamentary candidates, after one of her MPs revealed that opposition activists had urinated on her office door.


South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray described how activists had carved swastikas into her posters, wrote “burn the witch” and “stab the c*nt” on social media.

“Someone even urinated on my office door. Hardly kinder, gentler politics," she told MPs at Prime Minister's Questions.

"What can be done to stop this humiliation, which may well be putting good people off from serving in this place?” she told the Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Mrs May said female candidates were the predominant victims of such behaviour and agreed that some could be dissuaded from becoming MPs.

The Prime Minister evoked the memory of Jo Cox - enshrined in a new Commons plaque - as she hit out at the campaigning tactics employed by some activists.

“I believe that this sort of behaviour has no place in our democracy and I think she's right, I think it could put good people off from serving in this House," she said.

“I think particularly, as I stand here and see the plaque that has been dedicated to the late Jo Cox, we should all remember we are far more united and have more in common than the things that divide us."

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