Cambridgeshire

Fiona Onasanya: Speeding MP released from prison

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Image caption Fiona Onasanya left prison by car with the closest window to her covered by a hi-vis jacket

Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya has been released from prison less than four weeks after she was convicted of lying to police over a speeding ticket.

Onasanya denied being behind the wheel when her car was spotted being driven at 41mph in a 30mph zone in July.

She was found guilty of perverting the course of justice and served her sentence at Bronzefield Prison, Surrey.

The 35-year-old solicitor was expelled by the Labour Party but remains MP for Peterborough.

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Image caption Onasanya was convicted at the Old Bailey
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Image caption The MP's Nissan Micra was caught by a speed camera in Thorney

Onasanya's Nissan Micra was caught by a speed camera in Thorney, Cambridgeshire.

She was jailed for three months on 29 January having been convicted at the Old Bailey.

Her release comes a day after the attorney general's office rejected a complaint which said the sentence given to her was unduly lenient.

Onasanya - who has said she intends to appeal against her conviction - is the first sitting MP to be jailed since Terry Fields was sentenced to 60 days for failing to pay his £373 poll tax bill in 1991.

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