In a statement, Ms White said she was left shaken and frightened after finding the package when she returned home from her first official meeting at Bassetlaw District Council.
"I came home after the council's AGM and found a pile of post waiting for me," she said. "Whilst there was an unpleasant smell I thought nothing of it until I began opening the last package when the smell became so overwhelming I retched and felt really sick."There was a dead magpie on the verge outside my house yesterday. I can’t say it activated my gag reflex, but then, it was quite fresh, not having had to travel first class post.
Still, you can expect these things when you’re a politician, I suppose. So just dispose of it in the bin and…
Ms White, who was elected to the Worksop East ward at this month's local elections, added: "I put the package outside and called the police, who have been absolutely brilliant.
"They took away the bird and the package for DNA investigation – I really hope they find whoever did this."What do they expect to find?
And a commenter points out that when he had a burglary recently, the police didn’t bother to turn up to take samples for that! They are somewhat blasé about hammer attacks too…
A Notts Police spokesman said: "We can confirm we are investigating this incident and our inquiries are on-going."Crime must be very low in Notts!