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Margaret Ferrier Resignation by April 2021

Margaret Ferrier, a British MP, has attracted controversy for travelling from Glasgow to London with Covid-19 symptoms, then returning home by train after testing positive in late September 2020.

Her party has removed the party whip and suspended her, and made it clear that she should resign as MP. But she has not yet resigned, claiming that the illness "makes you act out of character".

Will Margaret Ferrier resign as MP before April 2021?

This question resolves positively if Margaret Ferrier resigns as MP before 1st April 2021.

British MPs cannot technically resign; MPs who wish to step down are instead appointed to an "office of profit under the Crown", which disqualifies them from sitting in Parliament. There are two fictional offices usually used for this purpose. By "resign as MP", this question means "be appointed to an office of profit under the Crown".

Note that there are other ways that Ferrier could be removed as MP without resigning; these do not trigger positive resolution.


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