FILE PHOTO: Armed police officers stand on duty outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, central London November 24, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Winning/File Photo
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Britain's parliament is hiring a dedicated security advisor to help women lawmakers deal with "extreme" threats, abuse and intimidation, two years after the murder of MP Jo Cox.More than half the cases dealt with by police around Westminster last year involved targeting of female politicians, according to parliament data, even though only about one in three British MPs is female.Amnesty welcomed the move, but called for more to be done to protect all women.Since then, several women politicians including Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott have all spoken out about the abuse they have faced.
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