The writer was subjected to cruel taunts over her support for Britain's opposing Labour Party following its worst performance in almost 30 years, which included losing all but one of its seats in former stronghold Scotland.

Scottish-born Rowling, who also backed the No vote in the country's independence referendum last year (14), revealed many Twitter bullies urged her to leave the country, and she hit back by retweeting pictures of places around the world she could move to.

She was also labelled a "traitor", "scum" and a "propagandist" and Rowling later declared the abuse had crossed a line, writing, "I have ignored and blocked abuse... for months on Twitter, very much taking the view that the abusive ones are not typical...

"This week, though, my personal line has been crossed with being called traitor and s**te the least of the abuse... I feel no responsibility to hush up that kind of behaviour to protect the image of any political party... It isn't always fun being a famous woman on Twitter and I believe in standing up to bullies... It's making me tearful. I'm always like this. Bullying never makes me cry, then people are lovely and I bawl."

The Conservative Party, led by David Cameron, won the U.K. general election by a landslide.