Cllr Darren Cooper, the Labour leader of Sandwell Council, has used his Twitter account to call for Baroness Thatcher to "rot in Hell." The comment was a "re-tweet" rather than his own words. However when challenged over it he justified circulating the message saying that it represented his "feelings."
While the Labour leader Ed Miliband says that demanding the death on an 85-year-old grandmother is unacceptably offensive the Labour Party seems to go on accepting within its ranks those who express such a sentiment.
Cllr Eion Watts, the Leader of Bolsover District Council has "already got celebrations organised." While Cllr Linda Hobson remains in the Labour fold on Newcastle after tweeting her support for Lady Thatcher's death. Cllr Florence Anderson remains a Labour councillor in Sunderland – after calling for Lady Thatcher to "burn in Hell" – then earlier this year called on the IRA to bomb the Conservative Party Conference. Cllr Anderson not only remains a Labour councillor but is Chairman of the Community and Safer City Scrutiny Committee.