Lucy Allan, Conservative MP for Telford, has been caught out after adding a ‘death threat’ to the end of an email she received from a constituent.
Adam Waitling, 27, who was writing using the pseudonym ‘Rusty Shackleford’, emailed Mrs Allan regarding the vote to bomb Syria.
Mrs Allan posted an excerpt of the email to Facebook, but Shackleford claims that she deliberately doctored the post to include the words ‘unless you die’ at the end to make it appear as if he had sent her a death threat.
After being confronted online, Mrs Allan deleted the post and then hilariously claimed that the three extra words were from another email and the post was an ‘example’ of the comments she had received.
Mr Waitling, in an interview with The Daily Mail, said ‘Despite changing my Facebook name, I am a genuine Telford constituent and I have lived here all my life.
‘And just because I emailed under a different name, why does that make it OK to add a death threat to my email?
Source: Tory MP should ‘resign’ after faking death threat email from constituent | EvolvePolitics.com
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I like the way she’s tried to get out of it, but do you believe her? 🙂
She won’t resign.
She should, to fake a death threat is outrageous – particularly when you’re trying to make a comment on the behaviour of people contacting you to tell you they disagree.
An MP a liar so she should resign or be fired ? How charmingly naïve. There are sitting MPs who should currently be charged with criminal offences. Some in very high office.
I’ve hit the ‘like’ button on this comment ! 🙂
The sheer brazen dishonesty and corruption of the Nasty Party is breath-taking. This woman Allan alleges the comment was from “another” e-mail. Why then didn’t she treat it in the same way as the first – showing it to be from a real person, instead of adding it to Rusty’s e-mail. As far as I am concerned this was dishonestly added in order to deceive.
Another example of how politicians are trying to use social media sites to their advantage but are caught out LYING!! “Resign?? I beg your pardon? I am an elected MP and do not accept any RESPONSIBILITY for my actions. Now go away.”
She’ll get away like they always do because we the public don’t hold them to account, just do our usual apathetic shrug of the shoulders and move on to something utterly frivolous and pointless!
If I did what she did I’d get arrested, it should be the same thing for her. The fake death threat could have got the person labelled as a stalker or worse and given an ASBO just for politely complaining..
James O’Brien is covering this story on LBC as I write this. I’m amazed that this hasn’t been given wider coverage. This is potentially a libel case and you can bet your bottom dollar that if somebody close to Corbyn would have acted in this way, the press would have been all over it.