Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya wears ‘electronic tag’ to cast Brexit vote in Parliament

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Fiona was one of 17 independent MPs to vote against the deal on Tuesday – but the only one to be wearing a monitoring tag

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya has been taking part in the recent Brexit votes – and it is believed she has entered Parliament wearing an electronic ankle tag to do so.

She is thought to be the first ever MP to cast a vote inside the House of Parliament while wearing one.

The Peterborough MP is said to have been wearing the device while she walked through the division lobby, The Mirror has reported .

It was fitted after Ms Onasanya was released from jail two weeks ago after serving a month behind bars for lying to police about a driving offence.

During that time she earned almost £6,000 of taxpayers’ money.

Ms Onasanya has refused to quit Parliament despite being jailed for perverting the course of justice and expelled by Labour.

The MP – who was tipped as a rising star, and allies claimed saw herself as a future leader – was jailed for lying to avoid a speeding charge.

During the time she spent in jail the former solicitor refused to stand down – which meant Parliament was forced to pay her around £5,700 of her £77,379-a-year MP’s salary.

Meanwhile her lower-paid staff were forced to run her office in Peterborough without her.

Yet the MP has insisted she is innocent, comparing herself to Jesus in a leaked messaged to MPs when she was convicted in December.

She wrote: “I am in good Biblical company along with Joseph, Moses, Daniel and his three Hebrew friends who were each found guilty by the courts of their day.”

The Registrar of Criminal Appeals rejected her bid to appeal against her conviction.

Source: Cambridge-news.co.uk