Margaret Ferrier defies Westminster clamour to step down as MP

Labour joins calls for former SNP MP who broke Covid rules to ‘do the right thing’

Margaret Ferrier, the MP who broke Covid rules, clung to her position throughout Friday despite vociferous calls to quit from the SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, and other politicians.

Downing Street was alone in not calling for the resignation of the Scottish MP, who spoke in the Commons while awaiting the result of a coronavirus test and then travelled by train from London to Scotland after testing positive.

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