SNP MP Margaret Ferrier suspended after breaching Covid-19 restrictions

The Rutherglen MP, who previously called for Dominic Cummings to resign over his Barnard Castle visit has been suspended after breaching covid-19 restrictions.

The Rutherglen MP, who previously called for Dominic Cummings to resign over his Barnard Castle visit has been suspended after breaching covid-19 restrictions.

Police Scotland are investigating the breach. In a statement, they said: “Margaret Ferrier MP contacted Police Scotland earlier today about travelling between London and Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus. We are looking into the circumstances and are liaising with our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service.”

In her statement, Ms Ferrier wrote: “I apologise unreservedly for breaching Covid-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn’t have. There is no excuse for my actions. 

“On Saturday afternoon, after experiencing mild symptoms, I requested a Covid-19 test which I took that day. Feeling much better, I then travelled to London by train on Monday to attend Parliament as planned. This was wrong, and I am very sorry for my mistake.

“On Monday evening I received a positive test result for Covid-19. I travelled home by train on Tuesday morning without seeking advice. This was also wrong and I am sorry. I have been self-isolating at home ever since. 

“I have used Test and Protect and I have notified the House of Commons authorities who have spoken with Public Health England.

“I have also notified the police of my actions. 
“Despite feeling well, I should have self-isolated while waiting for my test result, and I deeply regret my actions.

“I take full responsibility and I would urge everyone not to make the same mistakes that I have, and do all they can to help limit the spread of Covid-19.” 

Do you think SNP MP Margaret Ferrier should be sacked for her reckless actions? Let us know in the comments.

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