The statement made by Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, on 9 July 2022.
On Thursday afternoon I went to Downing Street to watch the Prime Minister’s resignation speech. A baying mob outside the gates were insulting MPs on their way in as is sadly all too common.
After receiving huge amounts of abuse from some of the people who were there over the years, and I have also had seven death threats in the last 4 years. Two of which have been in recent weeks and are currently being investigated by the police, I had reached the end of my tether.
I responded and stood up for myself. Just why should anyone have to put up with this sort of treatment.
I should have shown more composure but am only human.