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MP apologises after controversial posts resurface

Mr Bradley at the election.
Mr Bradley at the election.

Mansfield’s MP says he has received “hundreds of death threats” as he apologised for controversial comments made on a personal blog five years ago.

Ben Bradley, who was promoted to Conservative Party vice-chairman for youth in the recent Cabinet reshuffle, wrote in support of the benefits cap and said people on welfare should stop having children if they could not afford them – something he has now called “a cock-up”.