Sir Keir Starmer anticipates by-election in Margaret Ferrier's Rutherglen seat

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said he is in “no doubt” there will be a by-election in Margaret Ferrier’s seat, as he urged the SNP and Conservatives to avoid “dither and delay”. Speaking during a visit to the former SNP MP’s Rutherglen and Hamilton West seat, Sir Keir said he is confident the Commons will back the 30-day suspension from the House she faces following her conviction for breaking Covid restrictions, despite it being pulled on Thursday.