A FORMER Tory MP’s constituents have called on Theresa May to expel him from the party after he sent threatening and abusive messages to a local voter.
Stewart Jackson was MP for Peterborough from 2005 until he was ousted by Labour’s Fiona Onasanya at last week’s general election.
Peterborough residents were not surprised to see Mr Jackson defeated, citing his “unsavoury views” and “history of being abusive to constituents.”
But one constituent has been so incensed by the latest row — in which Mr Jackson called a local man a “thick chav” — that she has written to the Prime Minister demanding she expel him and stop him from running as a Tory candidate again.
The former MP sent the unsolicited messages to local businessman Christian Stanley after he had shared posts on social media criticising Mr Jackson for historic expenses claims.
In another message, he warned: “If you print any shit about me on Facebook in the future you will regret it.”
He went on to call Mr Stanley a “pillock” and said he was “so thick you could chop meat on your head.”
Peterborough Trades Council secretary Hazel Perry explained that she was one of many people who have been blocked on Twitter by the obnoxious MP.
“I’m not surprised that Stewart Jackson us using language like this. It is nothing new,” she said, revealing that he had obstructed her in Parliament as she tried to lobby him over the Trade Union Bill.
“I am extremely glad that the people of Peterborough have finally voted in a different candidate,” she said.
Peterborough City Council Labour group leader Ed Murphy, who stood against Mr Jackson at the 2010 election, told the Star: “His attitude has been very unsavoury at times, particularly towards towards minorities including LGBT groups, travellers and those of Pakistani heritage.
“He even went on BBC and told them the reason that he lost his seat was because there were too many Muslims in Peterborough.”
Mr Jackson had not responded to the Star’s request for comment at the time of going to press.