Labour MP Tracy Brabin was forced to take to Twitter after she was attacked over the outfit she wore in the House of Commons with some online commentators claiming her clothing choice was “inappropriate”. The 58-year-old said: “Sorry I don’t have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I’m not…. A slag, hungover, a tart, about to breastfeed, a slapper, drunk, just been banged over a wheelie bin.
Another added simply: “My wife has the same dress as MP Tracy Brabin!”
Another added: “@HouseofCommons I thought there was a dress code, did Tracy Brabin follow that code on Monday?
“The bare shoulder is distracting, looks like the sleeve has slipped, the men couldn’t get away with revealing clothes. Where’s the equality!”
A fifth comment read: “Looks like she was banged over the wheelie bin at the back of the pub last night.”
Another comment read: “It was inappropriate dress for HofC or any workplace other than a nightclub.”
Ms Brabin took over her role from Jo Cox, who was murdered by far-right extremist Thomas Mair in 2016.
It comes as new Speaker Lindsay Hoyle announced mothers could breastfeed in the House of Commons, declaring an end to the so-called Bercow era in Parliament.
Sir Lindsay called for a kinder Commons where he would also allow breastfeeding in the chamber.
Baroness Boothroyd ruled that breastfeeding was not allowed in the Commons chamber in 2000 when she was the Speaker.
But, Sir Lindsay said he would not block breastfeeding when asked if he would allow it in the chamber or committee rooms.