Plenty of political volunteers know how to exercise class, but the Vice-Chair for Labour Stroud and former prospective parliamentary candidate for Stroud Central, Debbie Hicks, fails to meet that criteria. She tweeted on the day of the Manchester attacks: 'What has happened in Manchester is awful and my thoughts are with the families. However, I can't help thinking this is wonderful timing for Theresa May.' There is only one word appropriate to describe this tweet: disgusting. Regardless of one's own political convictions, this should be the universal opinion of anyone aware of that comment.

'Keyboard warriors fail to achieve anything'

All political parties can be forgiven for errors when an incident like the Manchester attacks occurs when people least expect it, like campaigning when instructed not to. But what thoughts go through the minds of activists wishing to progress in their political careers, especially those desiring to climb the greasy Westminster pole, when they write an insensitive tweet for hundreds, and now potentially millions, of people to see? It detracts from the main story, which is that a popstar's concert organised to provide joy to Ariana Grande fans was disrupted by an atrocious bombing. Children's lives were taken, that is the worst outcome of the terrorists' plan.

These keyboard warriors fail to achieve anything by doing this. The 2013 Defamation Act states there is a public interest when producing stories on established figures who fail to conduct themselves properly. People have a right to know if aspiring politicians cannot exercise caution on social media. In the long-term, they are the ones that lose.

The irony behind Debbie Hicks' tweet is that her opponents and the press will make political capital out of her stupidity. She is the one who has failed to show strong leadership in her community by humiliating herself.