MP sparks 'sexist' Twitter war: "shut up and be a good girl"

A 'Twitter war' was sparked after a Labour MP tweeted referring to an interview given by former Midlands MP Louise Mensch's husband in which he claimed his wife resigned from her Corby post because of fear of defeat at the next election.

Louise Mensch quickly corrected her husband stating he reason for stepping down was to spend more time with her family in New York.

The MP for Grimsby Austin Mitchell sent a public reply:

Mrs Mensch was quick to retweet the message and call for an apology from party leader Ed Milliband and deputy Harriet Harman.

She also tweeted saying that a private company would not tolerate such a comment.

Mr Mitchell later defended his tweet by saying he was being ironic.