MPs have been increasingly under attack, both on social media and in person in recent months, Newsroom reveals, and some MP’s don’t feel safe in their Wellington homes. “I’ve never received death threats before so it is pretty confronting,” said one MP. Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard, told Newsroom he met with the whips of both National and Labour to discuss upgrading security protections for MPs when they’re in Wellington. “We pride ourselves on our openness,“ Mallard said. “But there’s a balancing with personal family security that has to occur.”