Arrest over Angela Eagle death threats
A man has been arrested on suspicion of making death threats to Labour Party leadership contender Angela Eagle.
The 44-year-old was arrested in Paisley, Renfrewshire after allegedly making threats to kill the Wallasey MP in an email, Merseyside Police said.
Death threats and abuse have MPs living in fear
When Kevin McKeever, a little-known former Labour parliamentary candidate for Northampton South, was first accused of being behind a coup to oust the party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, he found the claims so outlandish that it was funny.
Until last week, when the politician falsely accused by a left-wing website of being behind the coup attempt received a letter at home that would shock him into silence.
“Hello Comrade,” it began. “We’ve watched you leave this building . . . Your blood is the price of your treachery.”