EX-LABOUR MP Claudia Webbe was today found guilty of harassment after threatening to hurl ACID over a love rival.
The MP for Leicester East – who was suspended from the party last year – was convicted following a trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
The trial heard the MP had threatened to send nude pics of Michelle Merritt to her children after growing jealous of her relationship with her boyfriend Lester Thomas.
The court heard Webbe, 56 and of Islington in London, became “obsessed” with Ms Merritt and referred to her as a “sl*g”.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard she made a string of threatening calls to 59-year-old Ms Merritt between September 1 2018 and April 26 last year.
Webbe had denied the allegations and following the verdict said she was “deeply shocked” at the outcome of the trial.
She said: “I am innocent and will appeal this verdict. As I said in court and repeat now, I have never threatened violence nor have I ever harassed anyone.”
Her lawyer, Raj Chada, head of criminal defence at social justice law firm Hodge Jones & Allen added: “We will be appealing this unjust verdict.
“The recording of the call Ms Webbe made has been taken out of context. We are sure that Ms Webbe will be vindicated at an appeal.”
If Webbe is handed a prison sentence it will trigger a parliamentary recall that could force her to fight a by-election.