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Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by 1bunne4lif(m): 1:42pm On May 02
Fiona Onasanya has become the first ever MP to be removed from office following a recall petition.
Onasanya, the former MP for Peterborough, was found guilty of lying to avoid a speeding ticket and sentenced to three months in prison. She was released after serving less than a month in jail.
In a statement released shortly after the recall petition votes were counted on Tuesday, Peterborough City Council said: “19,261 people signed the Peterborough parliamentary seat recall petition – 27.64 per cent of the number of people eligible to sign. The petition is successful and the Peterborough seat is now vacant.”
The number of signatories amounted to 27.6 per cent of eligible voters. For Onasanya’s removal to be prompted under a recall petition, 10 per cent of her constituents needed to sign in favour of her losing her seat in order for her to be removed.
Petitions can be triggered in the event that an MP is convicted of an offence in the UK and handed a custodial sentence, including a suspended sentence.
In Parliament, Commons speaker John Bercow relayed to MPs the outcome of the petition.
Bercow said: “Fiona Onasanya is no longer the member for Peterborough and the seat is accordingly vacant.

she can therefore no longer participate in any parliamentary proceedings as a member of parliament.”
The former Labour Party member has repeatedly denied guilt. In March she lost an appeal against her conviction.
Onasanya, 35, who was first elected in 2017, will be eligible to stand in the by-election, which is expected to take place in early June.
Nigel Farage has announced that his Brexit Party will compete in the Peterborough by-election.
“I can confirm that @brexitparty_uk will fight the Peterborough by-election. We will give it our best shot,” he tweeted.

source :The Nation newspaper
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Re: Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by ajapz(m): 2:09pm On May 02
Naija Blood.. What do u expect?
Re: Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by immhotep: 2:11pm On May 02
ajapz:
Naija Blood.. What do u expect?
APC influence

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Re: Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by Justiceleague1: 2:15pm On May 02
A disgrace to all coneheads lols

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Re: Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by Arijude(m): 3:11pm On May 02
na cone head na....... wetin you expect before. Ugly creatures!
Re: Onasanya Becomes First UK MP Removed From Office by 1bunne4lif(m): 3:21pm On May 02
she's still eligible to contest though

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