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posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain

Tory MP agent ‘sent threatening messages’

THE agent of a Tory MP has been reported to the police for allegedly sending threatening messages to locals after a raucous Cambridgeshire hustings.

Complaints were raised by constituents about the agent of Tory MP for Huntingdon Jonathan Djanogly who they claim sent abusive messages to them on social media.

Ryan Fuller, who is also a Huntingdonshire district councillor, targeted a number of Huntingdon residents after they stood up for the mother of a disabled child at the Monday meeting.

During the hustings, locals say that the millionaire MP launched a verbal attack against Emma Bail who challenged him over “damaging” government cuts that mean preschool-age children with disabilities are limited to only 15 hours of support at nursery.

Huntingdon constituent Stephen Ferguson who was at the meeting explained that he had received a string of messages from Mr Fuller after he had asked for an apology for the way Ms Bail was treated.

He told the Star: “I think that it is unacceptable and anti-democratic for the employees of an elected official to try to silence the public outrage that resulted from Djanogly’s disgraceful comments with false threats of legal action.

“As the parent of a child with Down’s Syndrome, I would urge Mr Fuller and Mr Djanogly to treat disabled members of their constituency as valuable members of society, and not as ‘political footballs’.

“Huntingdonshire needs an MP that represents all of its constituents, including those with disabilities. Mr Djanogly is not fit to be our MP.”

The residents were so fearful that one of them reported the messages from Mr Fuller — which have been seen by the Star — to the police.

This is not the first time Mr Fuller has come under fire. Last year the Tory agent was embroiled in a race-row during the Police and Crime Commissioner elections when details emerged of a 2010 Facebook exchange with Huntingdonshire Council leader Jason Ablewhite in which the pair were seen to be mocking travellers.

They were accused of racism after making the derogatory remarks however Mr Ablewhite — who has since been elected as Cambridgeshire’s police chief — dismissed it as “pub time banter.”

In response to the current incident, a Cambridgeshire Constabulary spokesperson told the Star: “We have reviewed this incident and found that no crime has been committed. The matter will be passed back to Huntingdonshire District Council.”

Huntingdonshire District Council had not commented at time of going to press.