the former Labour MP, has been ruled "unfit to plead" to charges of falsely claiming £80,000 in expenses and will not face trial.
The 56-year-old is suffering from severe depressive mental illness and extreme anxiety and agitation due to the stress of legal proceedings and issues in her childhood, a court was told.
She also suffered feelings of abandonment by the Labour party, and intense shame that her parliamentary career was over.
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what a defence,