Leading Labour politicians have condemned a street party held in Brixton, South London, last night to celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Chuka Umunna, the MP for the South London seat of Streatham which includes parts of Brixton, told Brixton Blog: "Holding a party to celebrate the death of any person is totally wrong and in extreme bad taste – to do so in respect of Baroness Thatcher on the day of her death is utterly disgraceful.

“The people organising this dreadful event do not speak for or represent the people of Brixton, the overwhelming majority of whom will have nothing but sympathy for a family that has just lost a loved one.”

Hundreds of people gathered in city centres to hold street parties "celebrating" the death of Thatcher on Monday night.

In Glasgow revellers popped champagne while chanting "so long the witch is dead" while in Brixton one critic reorganised the letters on Ritzy Cinema's hoarding to say "Margaret Thatcher's dead lol."

The parties were also condemned by former Labour culture secretary Tessa Jowell. The MP for the South London Dulwich and West Norwood seat, said: "Democracy must always embrace legitimate dissent but the action in Brixton and elsewhere is disrespectful and completely out of order."

Police said they deployed officers to deal with around hundred people in Brixton causing "low level disorder including throwing missiles at officers." Two women were arrested on suspicion of burglary after a shop front was smashed.

In Bristol six police officers were injured after a scuffle broke out at a party celebrating Thatcher's death.

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    UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A lady burns the front page of a newspaper displaying an image of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as she and others celebrate her death in Brixton on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A lady burns the front page of a newspaper displaying an image of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as she and others celebrate her death in Brixton on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    UNSPECIFIED, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A lady burns the front page of a newspaper displaying an image of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as she and others celebrate her death in Brixton on April 8, 2013 in London, England. Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public dance in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public dance in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public celebrate in George Square as they mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A lady whistles as other members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A man wears a t-shirt displaying a celebratory message as other members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A man poses with a sign displaying the message 'Thatcher is Dead' as other members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A man poses with a bottle of cava and a sign displaying the message 'Thatcher is Dead' as other members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A woman drinks cava as members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public celebrate in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A woman sprays cava as members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A woman stands on a newspaper displaying a picture of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on its front page as members of the public gather in George Square to mark her death on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    People gather during a 'party' to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London, on April 8, 2013. Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady' who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, her spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People gather during a 'party' to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London, on April 8, 2013. Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady' who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, her spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People Hold Parties Following The Announcement Of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Death

    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A woman drinks cava as members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • People Hold Parties Following The Announcement Of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Death

    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: A woman sprays cava as members of the public gather in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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    People gather during a 'party' to celebrate the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in London, on April 8, 2013. Margaret Thatcher, the 'Iron Lady' who shaped a generation of British politics, died following a stroke on Monday at the age of 87, her spokesman said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People Hold Parties Following The Announcement Of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Death

    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public dance in George Square to mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

  • People Hold Parties Following The Announcement Of Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's Death

    GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Members of the public celebrate in George Square as they mark the death of Baroness Margaret Thatcher on April 8, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. It has been confirmed that Lady Thatcher has died this morning following a stroke aged 87. Margaret Thatcher was the first female British Prime Minster and governed the UK from 1979 to 1990. She led the UK through some turbulent years and contentious issues including the Falklands War, the miners' strike and the Poll Tax riots. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)