MPs of all parties have shed light on the scale of assessments of abuse they receive.
Conservative MP Simon Hart told much of it was “orchestrated from the left”, and that the Labour leadership had not done enough to prevent it.
Labour’s Cat Smith told personal attacks by Tories “bordered on racist” and made tacits permission for others to engage in abuse online.
Ex-Tory MP Caroline Ansell said a boy previously jailed for mailing her death threats had since written more abuse.
An inquiry into the issue was announced by the standards watchdog earlier in July, and began its consultation this week.
Of the many legislators the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme spoke to, virtually all said they had been sent abusive messages of some form.
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Labour MP Cat Smith
“The abuse I receive personally tends to come from the hard right of politics.
“The organised groups tend to be Britain First, the EDL, who are very threaten, ” she said.
One comment she received read: “I want to see your chief swinging from Tower Bridge.”
Ms Smith said there was “absolutely no doubt” girl MPs received more abuse – particularly those from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.
She has written a letter addressed to Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin, accusing the working party of “propagating personal attacks, smears and untruths”.
She told the BBC: “What we ensure from the Conservative Party during the election was the singling out of[ Labour MP] Dianne Abbott. Some of the very personal attacks bordered on the racist.
“It virtually gives people permission, who the hell is racist online, to take that a step further.”
Ex-Tory MP Caroline Ansell
Ms Ansell said she received abuse “continuously”, with “instant backlash” for posts, resembling a “feeding frenzy”.
But she said the experience had constructed her “more determined to step out, to speak up. That’s really and truly the only lane forward”.
Ms Ansell has previously received a demise threat.
“A local boy said he’d kill me – he knew where I lived, said he had a bayonet, ” she explained.
“He was very angry about a vote in Parliament and said if I persevered he’d find me.”
The man was convicted, but Ms Ansell said he had posted an abusive message about her online since leaving prison.
Labour MP Rupa Huq
Among the messages received by Ms Huq are those telling her to “get out of my country”, calling her “vermin” and focusing on her Muslim background.
“You think twice before you tweet, ” she added.
Ms Huq explained there used to be given topic that inflamed people online, including abortion and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Conservative MP Simon Hart
“[ The 2017 election] is more abusive and vindictive campaign that most of us have ever been involved with.
“It doesn’t seem to be about winning debates, or winning votes. “Its about” sweeping opposition out of politics wholly, ” he said.
Mr Hart added that there was “more evidence of activity orchestrated from the left[ of politics] than from the right, ” and said more needed to be done to “stamp it out”.
“Has there been a single member of the Labour party, or Momentum[ the grassroots organisation set up to support president Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership ], or trade unions that have in fact been reprimanded, sanctioned, kicked out? ” he asked.
Crossbench peer Lord Bew
Lord Bew is chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
He said the abuse aimed at MPs had reached a “tipping point” and was “quite similar” to the tone of those received without politicians immediately before the Troubles began.
“One of the issues is the volume in mistreat is not neutral in its effects – it is actually tending to intimidate certain types of people and reduce diversity in our public life, ” he explained.
Momentum activist Beth Foster-Ogg
“Across politics there has been a rise in abusive language, ” said Ms Foster-Ogg from the left-wing campaign group Momentum.
“Momentum was born out of Jeremy Corbyn’s first[ Labour] leadership election, which at its core was about positive, truthful, honest, kind politics – and that’s what we’re all been about, ” she added.
“We have a very clear code of ethics that sets out the rules to members, and if any of them break that we have procedures to deal with that.”
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