MP for Milton Keynes apologises for saying baroness resembled a 'tranny with a hangover'

His words, published on a public Twitter account, refer to the late Tessa Jowell, who died of a brain tumour in 2018.

By Sally Murrer
Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:42 pm

Mr Everitt wrote the post in 2011, long before he was an MP.

But it has never been removed from Twitter has this week resurfaced.

Dated April 24 2011, the post was reacting to Baroness Jowell's appearance on television in an interview with Andrew Marr. The then Labour MP was wearing a pink top with a flower design around the neckline.

A Twitter user called Lee Alley, who is followed by Mr Everitt, wrote: 'Why was Tessa Jowell on Andrew Marr in her nightdress this morning?'

Mt Everitt replied: 'Ooch. Not the best photo there. Looks like a tranny with a hangover. Not one for the family album."

The offending tweet was spotted this week by one of Mr Everitt's constituents, who said he was disgusted by it.

"What an appalling thing for our representative in parliament to say. This MP is an embarrassment to our beautiful town," he said.

Mr Everitt now regrets his choice of words

Mr Everitt told the MK Citizen this afternoon: “I wrote that tweet in 2011. I regret the choice of words. I apologise for any offence caused.”

Tessa Jowell as she appeared in the Andrew Marr interview. Photo: BBC
A screenshot of the tweet