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Tory MP Favourites Graphic Tweet Of Naked Bondage Woman

Karl McCartney, we want to hear how this one happened.

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A Conservative MP has favourited a somewhat graphic tweet showing a full-frontal shot of a woman tied up on important business. (Very, very NSFW)

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Karl McCartney, the Tory MP for Lincoln, favourited the image, which came from a BDSM enthusiast named Sammie Slut Puppy. Which is probably the first time the phrase "Sammie Slut Puppy" has entered the UK political lexicon.

It was first noticed by McCartney's Labour opponent, Lucy Rigby. And then everyone else had a look.

I have just learned that clicking on Karl McCartney's favourites is very much not suitable for work.

Jonathan Roberts@robertsjonathanFollow

I have just learned that clicking on Karl McCartney's favourites is very much not suitable for work.

12:16 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)@dizzy_thinksFollow

@GuidoFawkes Countdown begins for @karlmccartney to say he's been hacked?

12:16 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Karl McCartney will be feeling good right about now.

juux@juuxFollow

Karl McCartney will be feeling good right about now.

12:28 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The betting has already begun on how McCartney will justify this one.

So what do we reckon? 'Accidental' favourite? Account hacked? What's it to be @karlmccartney?

Kate McCann@KateEMcCannFollow

So what do we reckon? 'Accidental' favourite? Account hacked? What's it to be @karlmccartney?

12:21 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻)@dizzy_thinksFollow

@GuidoFawkes Countdown begins for @karlmccartney to say he's been hacked?

12:16 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@dizzy_thinks @GuidoFawkes @karlmccartney I have put notifications on. I am not missing his car crash

Elsie@ElsieAssapFollow

@dizzy_thinks @GuidoFawkes @karlmccartney I have put notifications on. I am not missing his car crash

12:22 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We're sure the chief whip will want a full explanation.

Update: It was a security issue and he has never used the favourite button. (Apart from the 55 times he favourited tweets about politics.)

Took time 2 reaccess @twitter following security changes.Followers know I tweet or retweet & don't use fav button.Thx to all who notified me

Karl McCartney@karlmccartneyFollow

Took time 2 reaccess @twitter following security changes.Followers know I tweet or retweet & don't use fav button.Thx to all who notified me

12:39 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

McCartney has since told ITV News he will be writing to Twitter to complain about "malicious and salacious attempts" to embarrass him, and that he prefers to tweet about "interesting cars". He said:

It was brought to my attention earlier today by a number of people that a Twitter post from Lincoln Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate showed a pornographic tweet and around 50 other random tweets had been 'favourited' on my Twitter account from the past four years.

I have removed all 'favourites' from my account, I have reset my password and those who follow me regularly on Twitter will know that I have never been into the practice of favouriting tweets or images in my 6-7 years on Twitter and stick to posting or retweeting in the main (25k+) including at times images of interesting cars I see whilst out campaigning.

I am writing today to Twitter to express my concern that six months from a General Election the security of Twitter accounts needs to be able to stand up to any malicious and salacious attempts to embarrass the account holder, I will await their reply with interest.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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