Labour MP's wife sent dead bird in the post

Nottinghamshire MP John Mann, who is married to newly-elected councillor Jo White Credit: Labour Party

A Labour MP's wife has spoken of her shock after being sent a dead bird in the post.

Newly-elected councillor Jo White, wife of Nottinghamshire MP John Mann, discovered the decomposing bird at their home earlier this week.

In a statement, Ms White said she was left shaken and frightened after finding the package when she returned home from her first official meeting at Bassetlaw District Council.

"I came home after the council's AGM and found a pile of post waiting for me," she said.

"Whilst there was an unpleasant smell I thought nothing of it until I began opening the last package when the smell became so overwhelming I retched and felt really sick."