JOANNA Cherry has hit out at LibDem leader Ed Davey, claiming he made her give up her seat in the Commons today in a "very forceful manner".

The SNP MP and QC took to Twitter to record what had happened and said she would take the matter up with the Speaker.

"There are no reserved seats in @HouseofCommons at present," she tweeted during PMQs.

"Yet Ed Davey just made me give up my seat for him at #PMQs in a v forceful manner.

"I’ve had a gut-full of unacceptable behaviour from other parliamentarians recently & I’m taking it up with the Speaker."

She added: "Presumably Ed Davey got the memo that on account of my gender critical views I’m fair game for nasty behaviour & no one, including my own party, will defend me. It’s intolerable."

Cherry, the MP for Edinburgh South West, has clashed with SNP colleagues over transgender issues and Scottish Government plans to reform the Gender Recognition Act making it easier for people to change gender through identifying what gender they consider themselves to be.

She believes the proposed reforms to not take proper account of women's biology and the challenges they pose on women's lives and careers and how they are used to discriminate against women. 

Cherry has also called for the Scottish Government to move faster on achieving a second independence referendum.

Last month she stood down from the SNP's ruling body the National Executive Committee (NEC) amid concerns over transparency and scrutiny in the party hierarchy.

Earlier this year, she was sacked from her SNP frontbench in Westminster as the party's justice and home affairs spokeswoman.

Cherry has previously said she was subjected to "an 18-month campaign of social media lies, smears and foul-mouthed abuse directed at me from a number of mainly young men within the party who seem to have a problem with middle-aged lesbians who support women's sex-based rights".

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