Margaret Ferrier in court over alleged Covid rules breach

Lucinda Cameron, PA Scotland

MP Margaret Ferrier has appeared in court charged with culpable and reckless conduct after she allegedly breached coronavirus rules.

The 60-year-old had the SNP whip removed last year after it emerged she allegedly travelled from Glasgow to the House of Commons while waiting for the results of a Covid-19 test – and then made the return journey after being informed she had the virus.

Ms Ferrier did not enter a plea when she appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday. She was committed for further examination and released on bail.

She has come under pressure to resign from her seat, but remains an independent MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

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