DISGRACED MP Fiona Onasanya risked infuriating her constituents by skipping a string of Brexit votes on her first full day of freedom.
She was released from prison on Tuesday after spending just 28 days behind bars for lying to dodge a speeding ticket.
Fiona Onasanya failed to show up for Brexit votes on her first day of freedom[/caption]
The Peterborough MP had been expected to show up at Parliament to vote with her electronic ankle tag on in order to delay Brexit.
But she risked the fury of her local voters by not showing up for any of the votes – leaving her nearly 73,000 constituents voiceless.
Onasanya, 35, was sentenced to three months behind bars at the Old Bailey after being convicted of perverting the course of justice by lying to avoid a speeding charge.
But she was set free after just four weeks.
The Sun Says
IMAGINE if our country’s future came down to one MP’s vote on March 12.
Imagine if it belonged to an ex-con, freshly released from prison for dishonesty, still wearing an ankle tag in the Commons chamber.
Corbynista Fiona Onasanya should have had the decency to resign when she was banged up for perverting justice.
But she didn’t. So now we are exposed to the scandalous absurdity of a disgraced politician returning from prison to make laws . . . while still being monitored by police.
A jail term should end an MP’s career.
If Onasanya plays any influential role in Brexit votes, or any others, it will be the last straw for our democracy’s credibility
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She was booted out of Labour after her conviction, but has refused to quit her parliamentary seat and its lucrative £76,000-a-year salary.
She has stubbornly refused to stand down – despite demands from her constituents and ex party.
Writing for her local paper after she was found guilty, she said: “While it has been a successful year fighting back against these injustices, there is still much more to be done, and you can rest assured that I will continue to do so as your representative in the corridors of power.”
MPs vote on Brexit but there is no sign of Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya[/caption]
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