Mary Creagh
Labour MP Mary Creagh Getty

A Labour MP's staff have been left "distressed" after they discovered a brick had smashed through a window of their constituency office this morning (12 September). Former Shadow International Development Secretary Mary Creagh, who has represented Wakefield in the House of Commons since 2005, shared the news via Twitter.

"[There is] no excuse for violence and intimidation in our democracy," she said. The attack comes after Angela Eagle's Wallasey office, in Merseyside, was bricked in July. That incident came a day after she challenged Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership, before dropping out later in the race to make way for Owen Smith.

Birmingham Yardley Labour MP Jess Philips revealed in August that she was installing a panic room into her constituency office following a series of threats to her safety.

Creagh's constituency is in the same region as Jo Cox, the West Yorkshire MP and married mother of two who was fatally shot and stabbed just a week before the EU referendum in June.

The House of Commons authorities urged MPs to contact their local police force if they have any concerns, and are reissuing their security advice in the wake of Cox's killing.

"It is too soon to comment on this tragic incident or any wider implications but we are advising members if they have any concerns to contact their local police," a Commons spokesperson told IBTimes UK in June. "As a precautionary measure we are reiterating our security advice to members. This is a police investigation and we will be liaising closely with them."


"Police were called to an address on Cheapside in Wakefield at 12.50pm today, following reports that a brick had been thrown through a window," a West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said.

"The building was unoccupied at the time. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police via 101 quoting 725 of September 12."