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Candidates and their supporters suffered unprecedented abuse in a “toxic” normal election marketing campaign, Labour MPs say.

Opponents whipped up anger by telling “lies” about Labour supposedly supporting Israel’s struggle in Gaza in response to Paul Waugh, who defeated George Galloway to win in Rochdale.

The newly-elected MP stated younger feminine activists had been focused. He stated: “The abuse, the intimidation, the harassment, the lies that are spread by these so-called populists, it is well worth getting out of our political system.

“Being abused on the day of the election by people saying you are in favour of genocide. Nothing could be more disgusting.”

He added: “It is toxic, it is Trumpian, it is a falsehood and we have to nail it.”

The former journalist made the feedback after Shabana Mahmood, the brand new Justice Secretary, stated she had acquired bodily threats as she campaigned in Birmingham Ladywood. Ms Mahmood stated: “A lot will be written about this campaign, and it should be. This was a campaign that was sullied by harassment and intimidation.”

Labour MP Jess Phillips, who held on to her seat of Birmingham Yardley, stated the election was the worst by which she had ever stood. Recounting abuse aimed toward activists, Mr Phillips stated: “A young woman on her own delivering leaflets was filmed and screamed at by a much older man in the street.”