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Education Secretary Andrea Jenkins has revealed why she made the rude gesture outside Downing Street | Political news

Education Secretary Andrea Jenkins has explained why she made the rude gesture when she entered Downing Street this week.

The MP for Morley and Outwood waved on Thursday as he walked through the black gates, where he says a “mob” outside was heckling MPs as they entered.

Mrs. Jenkins, who was watching Boris Johnson’s resignation speech, said she had reached “the end of my tether” after receiving threats of violence and death.

Explaining his actions, he tweeted how he had been subjected to “tremendous abuse from some of the people who have been there over the years and I have also had seven death threats in the last four years”.

“Two of which have been in recent weeks and are now being investigated by the police, I’ve reached the end of my rope.

“I reacted and stood up for myself. Just why should anyone put up with this kind of treatment?

“I should have shown more composure, but I’m only human.”

Commons leader Mark Spencer said Ms Jenkins needed to “justify” her actions and said she was not “seeking to condone” her behaviour.

“I understand that emotions were quite high and they were quite raw that day,” he told BBC Breakfast.

“But I don’t think that was the right thing to do at all.”

Pressed on whether Ms Jenkins should keep her ministerial post, Mr Spencer said: “It’s not my decision.”

Ms Jenkins was appointed under-secretary of state for the Department of Education on Friday in Mr Johnson’s reshuffle.

The footage shared on social media Thursday evening appears to have been filmed not long ago Johnson announced he was stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party

Shadow Education Secretary Bridget Phillipson tweeted in response to the controversy. “Ministers are not expected to be perfect.

“But is it really too much to ask that society not be treated like this?”

The Department of Education has been contacted for comment.

Education Secretary Andrea Jenkins has revealed why she made the rude gesture outside Downing Street | Political news

Source Education Secretary Andrea Jenkins has revealed why she made the rude gesture outside Downing Street | Political news

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