Politicians: 2017 election ‘worst ever’ for abuse
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Politicians: 2017 election ‘worst ever’ for abuse

Standing for Parliament in the UK can mean facing death threats, online intimidation, verbal abuse and vandalism, according to MPs surveyed by BBC Radio 5 live.

All 650 MPs were contacted by 5 live and asked for their experiences, under condition of anonymity.

Of the 113 who replied, just over half - 51% - said the 2017 general election campaign had been the worst they had ever experienced.

  • 18 Sep 2017
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