A South London MP has reported a letter containing death threats and homophobic abuse to the police.
Conservative MP Elliot Colburn picked up the abusive letter from his constituency workplace yesterday (Thursday, April 8).
The 28-yr-previous has been the MP for Carshalton and Wallington since 2019 and is engaged to fellow Sutton councillor Jed Dwight. Mr Colburn stated that trolling and abuse is “half and parcel” of being a politician however that doesn’t make it any extra acceptable.
He stated: “The regarding factor about it was it’s concentrating on one other member of my household. Jed is concerned in politics as nicely so he is aware of what life is like, he doesn’t take something to coronary heart.
“It isn’t a pleasant factor to get and it does typically play on your thoughts.
“I didn’t anticipate to have the homophobic factor, fortunately it isn’t one thing I’ve had recurrently which is an indication of the time, I symbolize a tolerant constituency.”
The typed letter, which Mr Colburn shared on Twitter, stated: “F***ing Tory scum. You and your f*g boyfriend ought to watch your backs. Enjoy your time you smug p**ck you ain’t got many left.”
Mr Colburn stated that he hopes by talking out the one that despatched the letter and others will be taught that it’s unacceptable.
He added: “Hopefully it’ll assist by making folks realise it’s not a standard factor to do, it’s unacceptable and shouldn’t occur simply because you are a public determine.”
As nicely as reporting the incident to the police, the MP goes by the CCTV footage at his workplace.
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