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Protesters urge jailed Peterborough MP to stand down

A campaigner urging Fiona Onasanya to resign as an MP. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A demonstration has been held outside the offices of Peterborough’s jailed MP.

Turnout was lower than expected but the constituents who came said there was no doubt that Fiona Onasanya should resign.

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Fiona Onasanya is representing Peterborough from prison. She is serving a three month sentence for perverting the course of justice

Onasanya was jailed after lying about who was driving her car when it was caught speeding in Thorney.

She was suspended by the Labour party but has refused to give up her position or her salary.

The demonstration was smaller than expected. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Lord Kenneth Montgomery-Moore, a demonstrator, said: “Resign. Resign so we can move on and get somebody to represent this city.

“Fiona has made it public that this is her only means of income and £78,000 a year and she couldn’t pay a speeding ticket? That’s a problem.

"The courts saw that she was guilty and she’s in prison for it, very lenient, but she’s not entitled to continue her role as an MP or an independent MP for us.”

Onasanya is appealing her conviction.

Fiona Onasanya was jailed for three months. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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