An MP has launched a blistering attack on "Pot Noodle"-munching trolls who called her a "slag" and a "tart" for her choice of dress in the House of Commons.

Tracy Brabin said she spoke out over the "everyday sexism" because she was standing up for women who get the same treatment around the world.

And she said: "You can’t take on the world if you’re always worried about whether your hair’s right or not... listen to what we say, not what we wear."

The 58-year-old politician - who took over from murdered MP Jo Cox - bared her right shoulder in a black formal dress while raising points of order with Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle, 62, on Monday.

But it was the former Coronation Street actress's choice of attire that attracted the attention of viewers, and she began fielding a string of insults on social media.

Critics laid into Tracy Brabin over this off-the-shoulder dress

One Twitter user slammed the former Coronation Street actress as "looking like a tart" with another adding "looks like she's on the morning after a walk of shame".

Another quipped: "Is this really appropriate attire for parliament? @TracyBrabin #DressStandards".

The Batley and Spen MP hit back tweeting: "Hello. Sorry I don't have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I'm not...A slag, Hungover. A tart. About to breastfeed. A slapper. Drunk. Just been banged over a wheelie bin.

"Who knew people could get so emotional over a shoulder..."

Today Ms Brabin appeared on BBC Breakfast to explain why she spoke out.

The Batley and Spen MP hit back on Twitter

"It’s part of the territory as a politician. I am in privileged position that I can brush this off.

"But I feel that it’s my responsibility to call it out for women who don’t have that amplification.

“Because there are women around the world that are putting up with this day in, day out, where they’re being demeaned for what they wear.

“It’s another case of everyday sexism.”

The Shadow Culture Secretary said her predecessor Tom Watson would never have been judged for his clothes because "a woman is always judged more harshly than a man."

Tracy Brabin said she spoke out over the "everyday sexism" because she was standing up for women who get the same treatment around the world

Ms Brabin had been raising concerns over the government's crackdown on journalists - with the Mirror among outlets who were shut out of a No10 briefing- and the BBC, which could face decriminalisation of people who refuse to pay the licence fee.

The MP said: "There’s lots going on about the BBC and the future of the BBC and shoulders seem to take precedence."

She added: “They are anonymous people often, keyboard warriors often sat in their mum’s back bedroom eating Pot Noodles having a pop at people they don’t know anything about.

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“I would reiterate again, please do listen to what we have to say.

"Because it’s a really important time in the media for the press, and certainly with Boris Johnson deciding who he will speak to and who he won’t speak to.

"We need to press the government again and again to make sure your viewers and my constituents really understand what’s going on as we go into the negotiations with the EU.”