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NEWS STORY : Margaret Ferrier Loses Her Rutherglen and Hamilton West Seat


Margaret Ferrier, the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West has lost her Parliamentary seat after 11,896 people in her constituency signed a recall petition to remove her. Ferrier, who broken lockdown rules, was suspended from the SNP in 2020 and she has sat in the House of Commons since as an independent MP. Just under 15% of the 81,124 constituents voted to remove her which will led to a by-election to be held later on in the year. Although Ferrier is allowed to contest the by-election, she said in a statement that she didn’t intend to do so:

“I respect the outcome of the petition. It has been the privilege of my life to serve as the Member of Parliament for Rutherglen & Hamilton West. I have always put my job and my constituents first, and I am disappointed that this will now come to an end. I decided some time ago that I would not stand in the upcoming by-election. This has been a difficult and taxing process that has now come to its conclusion and I do not wish to prolong it further.”


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Rutherglen and Hamilton West