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MPs should report all threats made against them, the Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has said.

Speaking in the Commons chamber, he urged MPs not to “shy away from reporting any incidents”.

His comments came as Labour MP Yvette Cooper spoke of the threats made towards her by a Conservative local election candidate.

Home Secretary Priti Patel said she was “hugely apologetic for what she has had to put up with”.

Joshua Spencer was jailed for nine weeks for sending threatening messages to Ms Cooper, telling a friend over social media “I’m already organising to hurt her”.

Ms Cooper said she welcomed the support she had received from the chair of the local Conservative association – who expressed regret in a

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