Fiona Onasanya: 'I will not stand in by-election'


Fiona Onasanya made the announcement on Twitter

Friday, May 3, 2019

Fiona Onsanya has announced that she will not stand in a by-election, triggered after voters in her constituency signed a recall petition demanding her removal.

The disgraced independent MP, who was jailed for perverting the course of justice, is the first MP ever to be removed by the recall process, introduced by David Cameron in 2015.

Writing on Twitter, Onasanya said: "In light of the recall result, I will not be seeking to stand in the by-election, but would encourage every person seeking to be the change they wish to see by saying this.

"You can do it- the sky is not the limit when there are footsteps on the moon!".

Around 19,261 people signed the petition, which is over 27 per cent of registered voters in the Peterborough area, and well above the 10 per cent threshold required for a recall.

Onsanya continued: "Thank you for allowing me to be your public servant during my tenure. To those of you who sent letters, cards, messages of support - thank you.

"To those who sent racially abusive, threatening, bullying, derogatory and vulgar remarks - as advised in my video, I will clear my name and I was willing and able to continue for as long as constituents wished for me to do so."

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