Labour MP reveals harrowing rape threat she received after speaking out on Andrew Tate

Alex Davies on online threats
George McMillan

By George McMillan

Published: 04/02/2023

- 09:38

Alex Davies-Jones also revealed she had received an email saying the 'only good MP is a dead MP'

A Labour MP forced to call in police after being threatened with rape for speaking out over Andrew Tate has bravely vowed not to be silenced.

In an exclusive GB News interview Alex Davies-Jones also told how she’d recently received a sickening email saying: “The only good MP is a dead MP.”

Another email, referring to the murders of other MPs, chillingly warned: "You are next..."

Speaking to Gloria De Piero, the Labour MP for Pontypridd, said: “It's quite sad and pathetic, but sadly it is the reality of being a woman or anyone who speaks out on these issues. But it's only heightened my desire to speak out even more. They think they're trying to silence me and scare me away, but actually all it makes me do is want to speak out even more.”

Alex Davies-Jones revealed the hate she has received online.
Alex Davies-Jones revealed the hate she has received online.
GB News

Earlier this week, Davies Jones issued a statement thanking her local police for support they’d provided her.

Now, revealing new details of the scale of abuse she’s received she told GB News: “There have been many emails, numerous ones about how, ‘The only good MP is a dead MP’. That was emailed to me along with, you know, ‘You're going to be next’, and talking about what these people would do to me.

“The police have been outstanding, but more needs to be done, which is the point I've been trying to make around the need to go further with the Online Safety Bill. We need to go further in protecting women and girls from the horrendous violence and misogyny that takes place. Because this happens day in, day out, in every walk of life. This happens every day to women. And it's unacceptable and things need to change.”

Davies Jones said the issue is repeatedly raised with her in her day-to-day work as an MP.

She said: “It's something that is being brought up more and more with me as I visit schools in the constituency, but also by friends.

“My best friend is a teacher and she's seeing it more and more in her classroom. And it's young boys who are being sort of drawn into this world of toxic masculinity, this misogyny, this incel culture that we're seeing more and more online.

“There are so many incredible male role models in this country for young boys and young men to look up to and aspire to.”

Alex Davies-Jones joined Gloria De Piero on GB News.
Alex Davies-Jones joined Gloria De Piero on GB News.
GB News

A proud Welshwoman, Davies Jones pointed to footballer Gareth Bale who recently announced he was retiring from football as one example of a person young boys should be looking up to.

“I’m Welsh, so of course I would say Gareth Bale,” she said. “Just recently the Welsh football team took a pay cut in order to have parity with the women's team, so that the male and female players could be paid the same.

“That is a great example of positive masculinity and male role models standing up for both women and men. And he's a great person in Wales to sort of look up to and aspire to.”

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