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Labour MP ‘terrified’ by online abuse from trans activists

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

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


A Labour MP ‘terrified’ by online abuse from 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 partly because of the ‘hassle’ she would get from ‘certain parts of the party’.

Ms Duffield, 50, fears her attendance ‘would be an issue with LGBT+ Labour’ and possibly other groups.

The MP provoked anger this year for liking a tweet by an American rapper which said trans people were ‘mostly heterosexuals cosplaying as the opposite sex and as gay’. 

Last year, she spoke of how she was ‘terrified’ by online abuse after liking a tweet suggesting ‘individuals with a cervix’ should be called women

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

Last year, she spoke of how she was ‘terrified’ by online abuse after liking a tweet suggesting ‘individuals with a cervix’ should be called women.

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

The Labour Party said it ‘takes the safety of everyone attending conference very seriously’.

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