‘Angry, upset and jealous’ MP convicted of harassment

An MP accused of threatening to throw acid over a suspected love rival was described as ‘warm-hearted’ in a character reference written by former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Claudia Webbe, 56, allegedly called 59-year-old Michelle Merritt ‘a slag’ and said she would send naked photos of her to her family. Webbe carried out the campaign of harassment after becoming suspicious of Ms Merritt’s relationship with the politician’s partner, Lester Thomas, a Chelsea FC scout. She is currently sitting as an…

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