Expelled Labour MP, Fiona Onasanya had been jailed for 3 months after she was found guilty of lying to avoid speeding ticket. She said her brother’s friend was driving her car when she was caught defiling speeding limit.
Fiona Onasanya who became an MP, 18 months ago was convicted of perverting the course of justice after a retrial in December. Onasanya’s brother, Festus Onasanya, was sentenced to 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice.
The 35-year-old will serve half her sentence. According to SKY, MPs jailed for longer than 12 months automatically lose their seats under parliamentary rules, so Onasanya will not lose her job.
Sentencing her, Mr Justice Stuart-Smith said: “These were exceptional times. Initially, you had no staff, no office, you were completely swamped by emails.