Hampshire police have initiated an investigation on the death threat sent to the office of former Tory leadership candidate Penny Mordaunt.
The police said they had taken measures to ensure the safety of Mordaunt, her family, employees, and the community after receiving a report on July 22 of threats to kill the British politician.
“We take the safeguarding of our MPs incredibly seriously, and there are robust systems in place to ensure they can carry out their job safely,” Hampshire Police spokesperson said.
The note, sent to Mordaunt during the last days of her campaign, threatened to “shoot her in the head” and “kill her family” unless she backed out from seeking the prime ministerial post.
Mordaunt had received criticisms before losing the prime minister race on Wednesday. She had been accused of underperforming in her roles and misleading the people about her transgender rights views.
The police said it had referred the case to the Parliamentary Liaison Team.
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