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Baroness Jenkin Drops The C-Bomb In House Of Lords To Illustrate Abuse Received By Tory Politicians

A Conservative member of the House of Lords has used the C-word in Parliament as she laid out the how the abuse received by politicians risks damaging democracy.

Baroness Anne Jenkin was speaking during a debate on social media regulations when she pointed to research showing Tory parliamentary candidates - and especially women - were more likely to receive intimidation than candidates from other parties.

“This is worrying,” said Baroness Jenkin, who co-founded Women2Win, which was set up in 2005 to get more Conservative women into parliament.

“It is hard enough to get women to...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Thursday, 11 January