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A man who threatened Change UK leader Anna Soubry, referencing the murdered MP Jo Cox, has been jailed for a year.

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Alden Bryce Barlow, 55, of Milton Walk, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, sent a letter to Ms Soubry in her constituency in Nottingham.

The message read: "Cox was first, you are next" and referred to Ms Soubry as "treacherous" and "worthless".

He was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court and given a 10-year order preventing him from contacting Ms Soubry.

He was also ordered not to go near Ms Soubry's constituency address in Nottingham.

Former MP launches Independent Group for Change campaign

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Former Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry has launched her campaign as leader of The Independent Group for Change.

Ms Soubry sat as a Conservative in the Broxtowe seat until February, when she resigned the Tory whip and set up the party with fellow MPs.

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The politician said she had received support from members of "all three political parties, including Leave voters".

She said people should not just vote for her because of her views on Brexit, but also "because of my track record of hard work for everybody in Broxtowe".

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