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MP Anna Soubry advised not to stay alone overnight after receiving death threat

MP Anna Soubry Credit: PA Images

Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has been advised not to stay alone overnight in her own home after receiving a death threat.

In her weekly newsletter, the MP revealed that a death threat had been sent to her home with the author stating that they were on her 'doorstep'.

The Police Commander responsible for Parliamentary security has said he is seriously concerned over the MP's safety as her partner is away over the weekend.

The former minister, who quit the Conservative Party to join The Independent Group said: ''I get abuse because of what I say and it's a very sorry state of affairs in our country when an MP is subjected to serious death threats because of their opinions - namely doing their job."

As my partner is away this weekend I have been advised not to stay alone overnight at home. As it happens, it's the People's Vote march in London tomorrow and given both my daughters now live in London, I will be busy. But it cannot be acceptable to be told by the Police Commander responsible for Parliamentary security that he is seriously concerned for my safety and that of many other MPs. The abuse and threats have increased this week and I think it's worth reminding some of the usual suspects who receive this email newsletter and then send me unpleasant and inaccurate replies of the following:I have never voted to stop Brexit (this may in turn upset or disappoint a larger number of people who receive this email!).

I voted to trigger Article 50 and I voted for the Withdrawal Act, both of which, in my opinion, honour the EU Referendum result.

– MP Anna Soubry's newsletter