Fiona Onasanya, the disgraced MP for Peterborough who was found guilty of perverting the course of justice, has been expelled from the Labour Party. Onasanya, who has so far refused to stand down, was said by the party to have “failed” to serve her constituents.
Ian Lavery, the Chairman of the Labour Party, said to the Peterborough Telegraph:
“You voted for a Labour party person. Unfortunately the people of Peterborough were failed. We want a Labour party MP here who will do the people of Peterborough a great service”.
Lavery confirmed that Labour would support attempts to displace the MP by using new powers of recall if she didn’t receive a prison sentence of more than one year, which would automatically lead to Onasanya being expelled from the House of Commons.