Misogynistic and threatening behaviour aimed at female MPs has reached shocking levels, says shadow home secretary

Diane Abbott has warned the abuse suffered by female MPs will put young women off entering politics, as she spoke out against the misogynistic insults of cabinet minister David Davis and described how she is routinely subjected to the most vile abuse by strangers online.

The shadow home secretary, who became Britain’s first black female MP in 1987, said as a younger woman she might have thought twice about entering public life if she had known about some of the abuse she receives today.

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