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Watch: Fiona Onasanya pleads her innocence

Where is Fiona Onasanya, and will she fight to remain as an MP? This has been the question on everyone’s lips ever since the courts rejected the former Labour MP’s appeal against conviction for perverting the course of justice. Onasanya has been spotted in the voting lobbies since the decision — possibly becoming the first ever MP to vote with an electronic tag round her ankle — but has remained entirely silent about whether she would fight the petition, and vow to continue to represent Peterborough as an MP.

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