Tory MP Karl McCartney insists he has never favourited any tweets and says he will be writing to Twitter to express concern over the security of his account.
A political opponent earlier highlighted that his Twitter account had favourited an explicit pornographic image.
In a statement to ITV News, he said:
It was brought to my attention earlier today by a number of people that a Twitter post from Lincoln Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate showed a pornographic tweet and around 50 other random tweets had been ‘favourited’ on my Twitter account from the past four years.
I have removed all ‘favourites’ from my account, I have reset my password and those who follow me regularly on Twitter will know that I have never been into the practice of favouriting tweets or images in my 6-7 years on Twitter and stick to posting or retweeting in the main (25k+) including at times images of interesting cars I see whilst out campaigning.
I am writing today to Twitter to express my concern that six months from a General Election the security of Twitter accounts needs to be able to stand up to any malicious and salacious attempts to embarrass the account holder, I will await their reply with interest.
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NHS Staff, including midwives, nurses and ambulance staff have staged a 4 hour strike over a refusal to implement a 1% pay rise.
Staff across the region walked out at 7 o'clock this morning. It is only the second time in 30 years that employees have walked out over pay. From Leeds, Claire Ashforth reports.
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NHS workers from 11 trade unions - including nurses, midwives and paramedics, staged a four hour walkout this morning.
Pickets were outside hospitals across the region from 7am including ones in Leeds, Lincoln and Bradford. The industrial action is over a pay dispute, and follows a strike involving thousands of workers last month.
Liz Furness from the Royal College of Midwives explained the importance of the strike.
Around 50 NHS workers from Lincoln County hospital joined a national strike today Monday November 24, 2014, in a dispute over pay.
The workers were from three unions and were on the picket line for fours.
Unions have accused the Government of lying over NHS pay as health workers across the country take to the picket lines.
The Government said it had put forward plans to guarantee all staff would get at least 1% this year and next, but they had been rejected by the unions.
Unison leader Dave Prentis said: "It's ludicrous that the Government is keeping up the pretence that all staff are getting a 1% pay rise, and it doesn't matter how often they say it; it's simply not true."
He said the 1% pay rise recommended by the independent NHS Pay Review Body for all NHS workers had been rejected by the Government.
A Department of Health spokesman said: "NHS staff are our greatest asset and we want to make the current pay system fairer - which is why we have put forward proposals that would guarantee all staff would get at least a 1% pay rise this year and next, but these have been rejected by the unions.
"We have taken tough decisions to increase the NHS budget, but we can't afford a consolidated pay rise in addition to increments without risking 10,000 frontline jobs."
NHS workers will stage a four-hour strike today in a row with the Government over pay.
Midwives, nurses, radiographers, paramedics and psychiatric staff will walk out from 7am in England and 8am in Northern Ireland in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS employees.
Unison leader Dave Prentis said the second strike in a month should "sound alarm bells" in Westminster as the "anger is spreading".
A Department of Health spokesperson said the government "can't afford a consolidated pay rise in addition to increments without risking 10,000 frontline jobs".