Days after the brutal murder of Labour MP, Jo Cox, another MP from the same party has now received chilling death threats from a Twitter user.
Yvette Cooper, who was a minister in Gordon Brown’s cabinet, was threatened by a Twitter user Mark Creighton for her campaign to keep Britain in the Europe in tomorrow’s referendum.
Cooper, whose husband Ed Balls is also a senior Labour MP, said she had received the message on Tuesday.
Cooper took to Twitter to post the screenshot of the tweet posted by Creighton.
She said, “Got this today for speaking out for Remain….. This has to stop.”
The threat had said, “Hello Yvette, I have received your Stronger In propaganda emails 5 times. Please stop I will kill your kids and grandkids.”
Got this today for speaking out for Remain….. This has to stop. pic.twitter.com/HPV8asrZ3w
— Yvette Cooper (@YvetteCooperMP) June 21, 2016
On Friday an armed right-wing man had stabbed and shot Cox, who later succumbed to her injuries.
The death of 41-year-old pro-immigration MP had shocked Britain as it was the first time any sitting MP was killed since 1980.
Creighton’s Twitter account has since then been suspended by the microblogging site.
According to BBC, in the wake of the death of Mrs Cox, MPs have been asked by the police to review security at constituency surgeries.
Labour’s Neil Coyle said MPs had been “warned of copycat attacks”, while Ben Bradshaw said they had been told to hold appointment-only surgeries.
The Conservative MP for South Thanet, Craig Mackinlay, contacted Kent police after images of a gun and a knife and the message “Another MP that needs…” were posted on his Facebook page.
Mr Mackinlay said: “Whilst I can take the rough and tumble of modern politics, my wife and staff are obviously concerned about their daily activities in serving the public.”