SNP MP Margaret Ferrier will face no further police action for travelling from London to Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus.

Scotland Yard said the regulations on self-isolation came into force after she was tested. 

They said the matter has been referred to Police Scotland for consideration.

The Metropolitan police said: “Detectives tested the MP’s account including obtaining and reviewing CCTV and undertaking inquiries to establish the dates of the tests, results and travel arrangements.

“Officers considered possible offences including those under Reg 11(2) of the Health Protection Regulations 2020 which relates to self-isolation requirement.

“However, on detailed examination of this new legislation, and following legal advice, it was concluded that this regulation is applicable only after the 28th September 2020.

“In this case the test occurred prior to the 29th September 2020 and therefore the regulation does not apply.”

Ferrier, who represents Rutherglen and Hamilton West, had the party whip withdrawn after travelling while awaiting the results of a Covid-19 test.

She said the infection caused her to act "out of character" and she "panicked" before taking the train trip back to Scotland.

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The MP has faced calls to resign but has said she has no intention of standing down.

Earlier this week she claimed she was "hung out to dry" by the SNP.

Rutherglen SNP Constituency Association said their members shared constituents’ feelings of “shock, anger and sadness” over Ferrier’s actions.

In a statement they said: “Being colleagues and friends of Margaret, we are of course concerned for her wellbeing, and have sent her our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

“However, we fully support and agree with the [SNP’s] swift and decisive action taken to remove the whip from Margaret, suspend her party membership and to ask her to step aside as our MP. After convening an emergency meeting last Friday evening, we made this clear to her in writing.

“We did so with a heavy heart, knowing how hardworking and committed an MP and campaigner Margaret has been to this point. To say we are hurt and disappointed by her actions is an understatement.”

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