LONDON – Calls on MP for COVID-19 resignation

A Scottish National Party MP is facing calls to stand down from the UK parliament after admitting that she had travelled on public transport from Scotland to Westminster despite suffering COVID-19 symptoms and testing positive.

Margaret Ferrier said on Thursday (1 October) that she made the journey by train because she was feeling “much better” but then returned home after getting a positive test result for COVID-19.

Ferrier, who has been suspended by her party, is the latest political figure to be caught breaking the rules, though this breach is more serious than when Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s adviser, Dominic Cummings, broke the lockdown rules in May by travelling to his parents’ farm.

(Benjamin Fox, EURACTIV.com)

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