Tuesday 6 August 2019 1:17 pm

Disgraced former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya struck off as a solicitor

Disgraced former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya was struck off as a solicitor today after a hearing in London.

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The ex-Labour whip was found guilty of perverting the course of justice in December after lying to police to avoid a speeding fine.

The former MP for Peterborough denied she was behind the wheel when her car was caught doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in Cambridgeshire.


But she was convicted in a retrial at the Old Bailey after the jury delivered a unanimous guilty verdict.

She served less than four weeks in prison, having received a three-month sentence.

Onasanya lost her seat in May after constituents signed a recall petition, forcing a by-election. She had already been expelled from the Labour Party following her conviction.

Today she was kicked out of the legal profession and ordered to pay costs of £6,562 after a hearing of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.

Read more: Labour beats Brexit party to defend Peterborough seat

Onasanya practised commercial property law before her election to parliament in 2017.

Picture credit: Chris McAndrew/Creative Commons

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