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Scotland Yard launch probe into Margaret Ferrier over breaching Covid rules

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
2nd Oct 20 6:13 pm

Scotland Yard has announced that and “investigation is currently underway with British Transport Police” into SNP MP Margaret Ferrier breaching “Health Protection Regulations.”

Margaret Ferrier MP travelled from Scotland to London on Monday whilst having Covid symptoms, then made a speech in Parliament was tested positive for the virus and then travelled back to Scotland via public transport.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement on Friday afternoon, “On Thursday, 1 October, a Member of Parliament contacted Police Scotland to report she may have breached legislation and guidance relating to Covid-19.

“This related to her actions earlier this week, including a train journey on Tuesday, 29 September, between London and Glasgow, following a positive Covid-19 test.

“Following consultation with Police Scotland, officers from the Metropolitan Police, working with British Transport Police, are conducting an investigation into potential offences.”

The MP who has been called an “absolute disgrace” had her Whip suspended from her after issuing an apology.

“Despite feeling well, I should have self-isolated while waiting for my test result, and I deeply regret my actions,” Ferrier said.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called on her to step down over her “dangerous and indefensible” actions.

Scotland’s First Minister tweeted, “I’ve spoken to Margaret Ferrier and made clear my view that she should step down as an MP.

“I did so with a heavy heart, she is a friend and colleague, but her actions were dangerous & indefensible. I have no power to force an MP to resign but I hope she will do the right thing.”

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