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Byelection triggered after constituents vote to remove Margaret Ferrier

Decision to oust Covid rule-breaking MP from Scottish seat of Rutherglen and Hamilton West prompts contest

A byelection will be held in Rutherglen and Hamilton West after constituents voted for the Covid rule-breaking MP Margaret Ferrier to be removed from her seat.

Voters in the constituency had six weeks to sign a recall petition, which was automatically triggered after Ferrier, the former Scottish National party member who now sits as an independent, was suspended from the Commons for 30 days after being convicted of breaking travel rules during lockdown.

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