1 May 2019

Voters trigger by-election in seat of MP jailed for lying

Voters have triggered a by-election in the seat of an MP who was jailed for lying about a speeding ticket.

Fiona Onasanya narrowly won her Peterborough seat for Labour in 2017, and continued to sit as an MP after party expelled her following her conviction last December.

Within the last hour it was announced that more than the required ten per cent of voters in the seat have signed a recall petition.