The former footballer turned commentator Stan Collymore has threatened to stand against Aidan Burley in the General Election after his comments on Twitter about the Olympic Ceremony:
@aidanburleymp An embarrasment to the Cannock constituency.An absolute joke of an mp.Sooner we jettison you the better.
@aidanburleymp I'll happily stand against you at the next election.You have no clue about our town or its people.Game on.
Tweeters have reacted angrily to a series of posts from the Conservative backbench MP Aidan Burley about the Olympic Opening Ceremony:
The most leftie opening ceremony I have ever seen - more than Beijing, the capital of a communist state! Welfare tribute next?
Thank God the athletes have arrived! Now we can move on from leftie multi-cultural crap. Bring back red arrows, Shakespeare and the Stones!