Perussuomalaiset MP expelled from parliamentary group over night club shooting

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Perussuomalaiset MP expelled from parliamentary group over night club shooting

Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) lawmaker Timo Vornanen, who was arrested on April 26 for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident at a night club in Helsinki and later released, has been expelled from the parliamentary group of the party on Thursday.

The parliamentary group at a meeting discussed the issue and unanimously decided to expel Vornanen, said Chair of the group Jani Mäkelä at a press conference on Thursday afternoon after the meeting.

He said that the decision was taken following the alleged involvement of the lawmaker in the shooting incident outside of a night club in Helsinki.

Chairperson of Perussuomalaiset Riikka Purra, also Finance Minister said that the party would decide later about the membership of Vornanen in Perussuomalaiset, the second largest component of the four-party alliance government.

Meanwhile, Vornanen in a statement on Thursday said that he would continue as a lawmaker by establishing his own parliamentary group.

“There is no legal ground for my resignation or removal from parliament as the issue was not decided by the court,” he said.

He, however, apologised to the party and members of parliament for the incident.

The Perussuomalaiset MP elected from Joensuu, is suspected of three criminal charges for his involvement in the shooting incident.

He pointed gun at two people in front of Ihku night club at Antinkatu area and fired gunshot into the ground with his small-caliber firearm on April 26.

The MP was arrested on April 26 and released on April 27.

Vornanen discharged his duty as a senior police constable at the Eastern Finland Police Department for more than 20 years before being elected a lawmaker in 2023 and now on leave for the parliamentary term.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

7 Comments
  1. Emily Johnson says

    It is unacceptable for a lawmaker to be involved in a shooting incident. He should face legal consequences for his actions. The party made the right decision to expel him from the parliamentary group.

  2. SarahSmith123 says

    I strongly condemn the actions of Timo Vornanen. It is unacceptable for a lawmaker to be involved in such violent incidents. The decision to expel him from the parliamentary group was necessary to uphold the integrity of the party.

  3. EmilySmith says

    Was the decision to expel Timo Vornanen connected to his alleged involvement in the shooting incident, or were there other factors considered as well?

    1. John_Doe says

      EmilySmith, based on the information in the article, the decision to expel Timo Vornanen was indeed connected to his alleged involvement in the shooting incident at the night club in Helsinki. The parliamentary group unanimously decided to expel him following this serious matter. It remains to be seen if any other factors were also taken into consideration during their decision-making process.

  4. Amy Smith says

    It’s truly alarming to see a lawmaker allegedly involved in a shooting incident. The decision to expel Vornanen from the parliamentary group was the right move to uphold the party’s integrity and values.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It is appalling to see a lawmaker engaging in such violent behavior. The decision to expel Timo Vornanen from the parliamentary group was necessary to uphold the integrity of the party.

  6. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s shocking to hear about Timo Vornanen’s involvement in the night club shooting incident. Actions like these are unacceptable for lawmakers, and expulsion from the parliamentary group was the right decision. It’s important for politicians to uphold the law and set a good example for society.

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