Hamilton West MP Margaret Ferrier is facing calls to resign after admitting breaching Covid-19 rules,

The SNP parliamentarian travelled home from London following a positive test.

And the day before, instead of self-isolating while awaiting the results of her coronavirus test, she journeyed down to Westminster.

The SNP whip has been suspended from Ms Ferrier, who is facing a huge backlash.

And tonight, the MP revealed that she has notified the police of her actions.

Ms Ferrier said: “I apologise unreservedly for breaching Covid-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn’t have. There is no excuse for my actions.

“On Saturday afternoon, after experiencing mild symptoms, I requested a Covid-19 test which I took that day. Feeling much better, I then travelled to London by train on Monday to attend Parliament as planned. This was wrong, and I am very sorry for my mistake.

“On Monday evening, I received a positive test result for Covid-19. I travelled home by train on Tuesday morning without seeking advice.

“This was also wrong and I am sorry. I have been self-isolating at home ever since.

“I have used Test and Protect and I have notified the House of Commons authorities who have spoken with Public Health England.

“I have also notified the police of my actions.

“Despite feeling well, I should have self-isolated while waiting for my test result, and I deeply regret my actions.

Margaret Ferrier took a train trip while infected with Covid-19 and placed many people at risk

“I take full responsibility and I would urge everyone not to make the same mistakes that I have, and do all they can to help limit the spread of Covid-19.”

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford said: “I have spoken with Margaret Ferrier this evening who fully accepts that what she did was wrong.

“Margaret will be referring herself to the parliamentary standards commissioner as well as the police. I am tonight suspending the whip from Margaret.”