Scotland Yard launches investigation after SNP MP Margaret Ferrier admits travelling to and from London while suffering from Covid-19

April Roach
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SNP MP Margaret Ferrier in the House of Commons on Monday during a debate on the coronavirus response: PA
SNP MP Margaret Ferrier in the House of Commons on Monday during a debate on the coronavirus response: PA

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation after SNP MP Margaret Ferrier admitted to travelling to and from London while suffering from coronavirus.

Ms Ferrier said she took a test on Saturday afternoon after experiencing “mild symptoms”, meaning she should have self-isolated, before travelling by train to London on Monday.

The MP then spoke in the coronavirus debate in the House of Commons on Monday and, by her account, tested positive for Covid-19 that evening.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "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 Met added that the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards has also been informed

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