Mike Weatherley MP Russia

MP receives Twitter death threat after opposing Russia's anti-gay legislation


By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

August 10, 2013 | 1 min read

Conservative MP Mike Weatherley, for Hove and Portslade, East Sussex, has received a death threat after calling on David Cameron to oppose Russia’s anti-gay legislation.

The tweet, which contained the words ‘kill Weatherley’, has been reported to the Sussex Police. The police has since said that it is investigating both the content and the source of the tweet.

The account for the user, @magiczebras, has since been deleted.

Weatherley told PinkNews: “There are some very nasty people who use Twitter to peddle their hate. Threats like this are totally unacceptable and should be investigated by the police. I will of course continue to highlight the deplorable gay rights record in Russia and push for Britain to lead the world in standing up to intolerance.”

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