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Labour MP ‘terrified’ by online abuse from trans activists

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Labor MP ‘terrified’ by online abuse by trans activists will avoid party conference for her own safety

  • Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield said she would not attend Brighton rally
  • Ms Duffield, 50, fears her presence ‘would be a problem with LGBT+ Labour’
  • In 2020, she shared how she was ‘terrified’ by online abuse after liking a tweet










A Labor MP ‘terrified’ by online abuse by trans activists is staying away from this year’s party conference – for her own safety.

Canterbury MP Rosie Duffield said she would not attend the Brighton rally, in part because of the ‘hassle’ she would get from ‘certain parts of the party’.

Ms Duffield, 50, fears her presence “would be a problem with LGBT+ Labour” and possibly other groups.

The MP sparked anger this year after liking a tweet from an American rapper stating that transgender people were “mainly heterosexuals who dressed as the opposite sex and as gay.”

Last year she spoke about how she was ‘terrified’ of online abuse after liking a tweet suggesting that ‘persons with a cervix’ should be called women

Ms Duffield was forced to quit as a Labor whip last year after this newspaper revealed she had broken Covid lockdown rules with her married lover

Ms Duffield was forced to quit as a Labor whip last year after this newspaper revealed she had broken Covid lockdown rules with her married lover

Last year, she shared that she was “terrified” of online abuse after liking a tweet suggesting that “persons with a cervix” should be called women.

Ms Duffield was forced to quit as a Labor whip last year after this newspaper revealed she had broken Covid lockdown rules with her married lover.

The Labor Party said it takes “the safety of everyone attending the conference very seriously.”

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