Sturgeon urges COVID-positive MSP to resign after regulation breach.

Scotland’s first minister has urged Margaret Ferrier to resign as an MP after she travelled from Glasgow to London with Covid-19 symptoms, then returned home after testing positive.
Nicola Sturgeon, who is also the SNP leader, said she had spoken to Ms Ferrier and “made clear her view” that she should step down.
Ms Ferrier has been suspended by the SNP, but cannot be sacked as an MP.
She has apologised and said she “deeply regretted” her actions.
The MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West said she had experienced “mild symptoms” on Saturday and was tested for coronavirus. However, she decided to travel by train to Westminster on Monday before getting her result because she was “feeling much better”.
She spoke for four minutes in the Commons chamber during a coronavirus debate – tweeting a video of her speech – but was told later that evening that she had tested positive for the virus.
Despite this, Ms Ferrier took a train back to Scotland on Tuesday, with SNP whips in the Commons being told about her positive test on Wednesday.
It is understood she had initially told the party she was going home because a family member was unwell.
A spokesman for the party said: “The SNP’s chief whip immediately informed parliament authorities.
“The SNP only became aware on Thursday that Ms Ferrier had been tested prior to travelling to London and had travelled back to Glasgow, knowing that she had a positive result.”
SNP sources have been reported as saying that party leader Nicola Sturgeon was only told on Thursday afternoon – after she faced opposition leaders at first minister’s questions in the Scottish Parliament.

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