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Margaret Ferrier should be suspended for 30 days for Covid breach, says MPs’ watchdog

Possibility of byelection in Rutherglen and Hamilton West after MP took train despite positive test in 2020

An MP who broke Covid rules in the early stages of the pandemic is facing a 30-day suspension from the House of Commons, raising the prospect of a byelection in her Glasgow seat.

Margaret Ferrier, the independent MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, was found by the standards watchdog to have damaged the reputation of parliament and put the public at risk when she travelled by train after testing positive.

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