MP arrested for journey to House of Commons with coronavirus

Scottish MP Margaret Ferrier has been arrested by police over her journey to and from the House of Commons with coronavirus.

The 60-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with 
alleged culpable and reckless conduct over an alleged breach of coronavirus 
regulations between September 26 and 29 last year.

Ferrier an 800-mile round trip to Parliament while infected with Covid-19.

She learned that her test was positive at the end of September after she had spoken in the Commons in Westminster.

Ferrier apologised for then taking the train more than 400 miles back to Scotland, a move for which her Scottish National Party (SNP) suspended her.

It is mandatory for people to self-isolate if they test positive for Covid-19.

In a statement on October 15, Scotland Yard said the matter had been referred to Police Scotland for consideration after they ruled the MP’s coronavirus test occurred before September 29, when new regulations came into effect that could have resulted in a £10,000 fine being levied against her.

At that time, Police Scotland said they were aware of the decision by the Metropolitan Police and would ‘now assess the circumstances and consult with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service before taking a decision on next steps’.

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