Margaret Ferrier MP has been arrested and charged with “culpable and reckless conduct” after allegedly breaking coronavirus restrictions in September.
Police confirmed on Monday that they had charged the 60-year-old Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Scotland, with allegedly failing to follow government coronavirus guidelines on self-isolation and travel restrictions, according to The Guardian.
Ms Ferrier was charged in relation to an incident which began in late September when she travelled from her home in Scotland to London, England, in order to take part in parliamentary debates at the House of Commons.
Two days before her journey, the Scottish MP took a COVID-19 test. She then travelled to London and found out that she was positive for the virus after giving a speech in the House of Commons. She then returned to Scotland by train, completing her 800-mile round trip.
The incident was initially referred to London’s Metropolitan