Statement: Margaret Ferrier should stand down

“Margaret Ferrier must finally do the right thing and resign immediately. The people of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Blantyre and Hamilton West deserve better.

“Instead of protecting her constituents and the wider public, the disgraced MP put them at risk and then refused to accept responsibility.

“Ferrier has finally pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 rules, but only after clinging on to her seat and salary for almost two years.

“As a lawbreaker, Ferrier’s position as a lawmaker is completely untenable.

“Her behaviour and refusal to do the right thing at every opportunity has been a continuing insult and embarrassment to her constituents in Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

“As we attempt to recover from the pandemic and face this cost of living crisis, it’s time for Margaret Ferrier to step aside and allow her constituents to have an MP who will put them first.”