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Andrew Percy MP quits Twitter blaming "bullies and trolls"

Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News

The MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, has quit twitter, blaming what he calls "bullies and trolls" for taking up too much for his time when he should be speaking to his constituents.

The Conservative member of Parliament says over the last week strangers have attacked him on the social media site calling him corrupt, fat, ugly, a liar and more.

His twitter account has now been locked so that tweets can only be read by those who have previously followed his account and he states that the account will now rarely be checked and people wishing to get in touch should contact his constituency office.

Tweets by Andrew Percy MP Credit: ITV News Calendar/Twitter


Ken Livingstone suspended by Labour Party

Suspended: Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone has become the second member of the Labour Party to be suspended in a row over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.

The Bradford West MP Naz Shah was suspended over social media posts she had made before she was an MP.

The former Mayor of London has now been suspended after comments he's alleged to have made about Hitler. The Bassetlaw MP John Mann who confronted him about them earlier today has been 'summonsed' to explain his actions.

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour Party, pending an investigation, for bringing the Party into disrepute. The Chief Whip has summoned John Mann MP to discuss his conduct.

– Labour Party statement

Bassetlaw MP in explosive confrontation with Ken Livingstone over anti-Semitism row

John Mann, the Labour MP for Bassetlaw, has had an explosive confrontation with Ken Livingstone over comments the former Mayor of London made on anti-Semitism.

John Mann confronted Mr Livingstone who was on his way to give media interviews in Westminster, repeatedly calling him a "disgusting racist" and a "Nazi apologist".

A number of Labour MPs have called for Ken Livingstone to be suspended after he said Hitler "was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews".


Bradford West MP Naz Shah's Facebook post on Israel 'offensive and unacceptable' – Jeremy Corbyn

Naz Shah Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Bradford West MP Naz Shah over a controversial Facebook post appearing to endorse the relocation of Israelis to the United States.

The Labour leader said: “What Naz Shah did was offensive and unacceptable. I have spoken to her and made this clear. These are historic social media posts made before she was a Member of Parliament. Naz has issued a fulsome apology. She does not hold these views and accepts she was completely wrong to have made these posts. The Labour Party is implacably opposed to anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.”

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