Leave MP's son in mock-up IS execution

Leave MP's son in mock-up IS execution


A Conservative MP has revealed he has received death threats since backing the Leave campaign - including a mocked-up photograph of his youngest son being "executed" by Islamic State.

Peter Bone, who represents Wellingborough, said had had dialled 999 three times since the EU referendum in June.

Police have stepped in after both he and his wife Jennie received death threats.

Other incidents included "two bullet holes" - caused by air pellets - in a constituency office window and an attack on his house.

Mr Bone, 64. who was first elected in 2005, revealed the threats as he spoke out against plans to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600.


Leave MP's son in mock-up IS execution

Speaking in the Commons, he said: "I doubt if there's a member in this House who in the last few years hasn't been threatened.

"We've seen the terrible death of a colleague. We've seen other colleagues attacked.

"I myself only recently have had death threats. My wife has had death threats. The police have intervened.

"One of the worst things that happened was, some months ago, there was a picture of my youngest son being 'executed' by ISIS.

"They'd actually taken another child and mocked it up and the police rang me up to say 'where's your son?'

"We have to put up with all that and we have to have contact with our constituents. We have to deal with that sort of stuff."

Spending on security for MPs was ˆ637,791.63 between 16 June and 26 October, compared with ˆ160,000 in the 2015/16 financial year.

The increase followed the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox on 16 June.



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