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Just desserts I think. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Urmstongran Wed 01-May-19 22:52:28

Fiona Onasanya, the MP found guilty of lying to avoid a speeding ticket, has become the first parliamentarian to be removed from office after a recall petition, triggering a byelection in her Peterborough seat.

More than one in four registered voters โ€“ 27.64% โ€“ signed an official notice calling for the removal of Onasanya, according to a spokesperson for Peterborough city council. This was well above the 10% threshold.

The Speaker, John Bercow, announced in the House of Commons on Wednesday night that the petition had been successful. โ€œFiona Onasanya is no longer the member for Peterborough and the seat is accordingly vacant,โ€ he told the Commons.

MawBroonsback Wed 01-May-19 23:05:14

I have also started a thread on this Urmstongran - great minds?

MawBroonsback Wed 01-May-19 23:05:43

Urmstongran Wed 01-May-19 23:07:57

Indeed Maw!

And we chose similar phraseology too! What are the odds haha!

Iโ€™m happy to have mine deleted if GNHQ think itโ€™s appropriate.

maryeliza54 Wed 01-May-19 23:31:28

Completely to be expected given the circumstances. A pity that thereโ€™s no system for getting rid of members of the H of L who are convicted.

maryeliza54 Wed 01-May-19 23:32:13

Surely no one is going to disagree with her fate?

maryeliza54 Wed 01-May-19 23:34:25

Just checked - Chris Davies is now facing a recall petition.