PMQs: Tory MP says people carved swastikas into her posters and urinated on her office door

PMQs: Tory MP says people carved swastikas into her posters and urinated on her office door

Sheryll Murray spoke at PMQs today

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Conservative MP used today's Prime Minister's Questions - the first since the general election - to tell of the shocking abuse she suffered as she campaigned to keep her seat.  

Sheryll Murray, the Member for South East Cornwall, said that swastikas were carved into her campaign posters and people urinated on the door of her office, according to a report in The Telegraph.

She also said that people had posted about her online, saying "burn the witch".

Mrs Murray said: "Can my Right Honourable friend suggest what can be done to stop this intimidation, which may well be putting off good people from serving in this place?"

The prime minister said that "she [Mrs Murray] was not the only person who experienced this sort of intimidation during the election campaign", and that such intimidation was experienced by female candidates in particular. 

"I believe that this sort of behaviour has no place in our democracy...and it could put good people off from serving in this House."

May went on to cite Jo Cox's comments about division. The MP was murdered last year in her Batley and Spen constituency. 

"Particularly as I stand here and see this plaque that has been dedicated to the late Jo Cox that we should remember what Jo said, 'that we are far more united and have far more in common than the things that divide us'."