Everything we know so far about the court case against Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya

The Peterborough Telegraph today exclusively broke the news that the city's MP and Labour whip Fiona Onasanya is facing a criminal charge.

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 7:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 9:59 pm
Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya. Photo: Terry Harris

Here's everything we know so far:

* Peterborough's Labour MP Fiona Onasanya has appeared in court charged with perverting the course of justice.

*Fiona Oluyinka Onasanya, 34, from Peterborough, was been charged with two counts of the offence

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Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya. Photo: Terry Harris

* She appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 12.

* Court records show she was charged over allegedly lying about who was behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle, the Press Association has reported.

* She is alleged to have been behind the wheel of a speeding vehicle on July 24 2017 but together with her brother Festus Onasanya told the authorities someone else was driving.

* The second similar count relates to an incident on August 23 2017 when her brother was alleged to have been driving.

* The alleged offence took place in Cambridgeshire

* Were Ms Onasanya to be convicted and serve a jail term she will be subject to the Recall Act 2015 - that means just 10 per cent of her constituents can trigger a special vote to boot her out of the Commons.

* She is due to appear in court again at the Old Bailey on August 13.

* Ms Onasanya was elected to the House of Commons in 2017, defeating Conservative Stewart Jackson and has been a solicitor since 2015.

* Both Ms Onasanya's office and the Labour party have declined to comment on the allegations.