Ben Bradshaw said he had received death threats before and was not unduly concerned, but worried about the impact on his staff [Image: Laura Lean/PA].

Ben Bradshaw said he had received death threats before and was not unduly concerned, but worried about the impact on his staff [Image: Laura Lean/PA].

For clarity, This Writer feels it necessary to make clear that the death threat was not motivated by the current split in the Parliamentary Labour Party.

It seems to have been motivated for the same reasons that led to the untimely death of Jo Cox, a week before the EU referendum.

Considering the context, it was absolutely right that Mr Bradshaw contacted the police and secured a conviction against the man who made the threat.

A 37-year-old man is facing jail after he admitted threatening to kill a Labour MP the day before Jo Cox was murdered.

Geoffrey Farquharson left a message of “venom” on the parliamentary office phone of Ben Bradshaw, the Exeter MP, last month, ending his call with: “I will kill you, you bastard.”

During the two-minute call, Farquharson made comments about Bradshaw’s sexuality and about Muslims.

Farquharson, who admitted sending a communication of an indecent or offensive nature, had introduced himself on the call and given his full address.

Source: Man admits threatening to kill Labour MP Ben Bradshaw | UK news | The Guardian

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