A High Wycombe woman who harassed MP Steve Baker and staff at his constituency office has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Margaret Bushay, 54, harassed the Wycombe MP’s staff members by sending unwanted messages and visiting the constituency office when she had been asked not to between October 14, 2019, and August 7, 2020.

Bushay, of Bank Street in High Wycombe, was found guilty of two counts of harassment and was given a jail sentence of three months, suspended for 24 months, in a hearing at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on March 5.

She has also been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), lasting three years, which prevents her from contacting Mr Baker or any member of his staff in any way except for via letter sent to the House of Commons.

She is also not allowed to go within 10 metres of any constituency office of Mr Baker, the Falcon and the Antelope pubs in High Wycombe town centre, and cannot go into High Wycombe Job Centre if she has been told that she is not allowed to enter or has been asked to leave.

The CBO also bans Bushay from contacting any emergency service – except for in a genuine emergency.

The order will last for three years from March 5, 2021.

At the same hearing, Bushay was ordered to pay £128 to fund victim services.

In a statement, Mr Baker told the Bucks Free Press: “I am proud that my staff and I help hundreds of local people every year with cases of often considerable sensitivity and complexity.

“Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary on professional advice to make a report to the police.

“As a matter of principle, I do not want to comment on any particular case. What really matters is that my hard-working team are able to serve local people free from threats and abuse."