Peterborough Labour MP Fiona Onasanya charged with perverting the course of justice

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

Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 5:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th July 2018, 9:24 pm
Fiona Onasanya

Fiona Oluyinka Onasanya, 34, from Peterborough, has been charged with one count of perverting the course of justice and 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.

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Fiona Onasanya

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 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.

The alleged offence was committed in Cambridgeshire police have confirmed.

Ms Onasanya’s office were contacted by the Peterborough Telegraph but declined to comment.

The Labour Party said in a statement: “It would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing case.”