Nadine Dorries MP was sent abusive messages in aftermath of airstrikes vote

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Nadine Dorries is among hundreds of MPs who have received abusive messages on social media following last night’s vote on Syria airstrikes.

Politicians sent threatening comments on Twitter and Facebook have today called for a code of conduct to prevent “bullying and intimidation” of MPs.

Ms Dorries, who voted in favour of military action, was told she had “the blood of Syrian children on her hands” in a tweet this morning.

The Conservative MP for Mid Beds said: “The amount of abuse MPs have received over the past week, both online and physical raises a number of serious questions regarding democracy.

“Easy access via social media to post threats and intimidate had an effect on some yesterday.

“No one should feel threatened in their work.”

Last night’s vote ended with MPs voting in favour of UK military action by 397 votes to 223.