Warned he faced be­ing ‘strung up’

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BE­FORE the elec­tion was called, Gower MP By­ron Davies was al­ready re­ceiv­ing rude Twit­ter and Face­book mes­sages.

But when the date was set, Mr Davies said ‘things changed dra­mat­i­cally’.

The 64-year-old, who even­tu­ally lost the seat near Swansea, en­dured con­fronta­tions in the street and was forced to call in the po­lice when he re­ceived death threats.

He said: ‘I got in­un­dated, be­cause my seat was the num­ber one tar­get for Labour.

‘I got a del­uge of of­fen­sive, four-let­ter word mes­sages wrongly ac­cus­ing me of fraud­u­lent be­hav­iour over the 2015 elec­tion.

‘Then I got two death threats. One said if I was seen again in a par­tic­u­lar area I would be strung up. I was warned if I con­tin­ued what I was do­ing it would be the end of me.’

Those threat­en­ing him were given a cau­tion. Mr Davies said: ‘If this is the sick way pol­i­tics is go­ing, it will be a very sad world.’

Death threats: Ousted MP By­ron Davies

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