A MP threatened to send naked pictures of a woman to her family and called her a “slag” after becoming obsessively jealous of her relationship with her partner, a court has heard.
Claudia Webbe, the MP for Leicester East, also made a threat towards Michelle Merritt, 59, involving acid, during an alleged campaign of harassment between September 2018 and April last year.
The 56-year-old politician – who was suspended by the Labour Party after being charged and now sits as an independent – was in a relationship with Chelsea Football Club scout Lester Thomas at the time.
But she became obsessed with his friendship with Ms Merritt, a former girlfriend, who he dated around 15 years ago.
The court heard the couple had made contact again in 2015 when she moved to east London and began seeing each other about once a fortnight.
Very naughty no doubt but possibly understandable.
Except, of course, that we would expect the Telegraph of yore to have said “An MP”.
There’s also that proof of the contention that the competition is not between men and women but between women for men…..