NEALE Hanvey MP was thrown out of the House of Commons after taking part in a protest at the start of Prime Minister's Questions.

Together with fellow Alba Party colleague Kenny MacAskill, the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath MP was ordered to leave the chamber by speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle amid angry scenes.

As an MP rose to ask the first question, Mr MacAskill could be heard trying to raise a point of order and appeared to say "we need a referendum in the Prime Minister" before he was drowned out by other MPs.

After telling others to "shut up a minute" Sir Lindsay thundered: "I will not tolerate such behaviour.

"If you want to go out, go out now but if you stand again I will order you out. Make your mind up. Either shut up or get out."

Mr MacAskill refused to sit down and continued to speak, prompting the speaker to act.

Mr Hanvey then rose to his feet and could not be heard over the heckling from Tory MPs.

Sir Lindsay said: "I now warn the honourable members that if they persist in refusing to comply with my order to withdraw I shall be compelled to name both of them which will lead to them being suspended from the house."

When they refused to stand down, the speaker could be heard saying to colleagues, "Right, give me their names" before angrily stating: "Neale Hanvey, I'm now naming you and Kenny MacAskill to leave this chamber.

"Chargehand, deal with them! Out now. Serjeant-at-arms, escort them out!"

Mr MacAskill later tweeted: "Neale Hanvey and I have asserted that Scotland’s voice will be heard in the face of a discredited PM’s continuing veto over a S30 order that would allow a consented and legal Scottish independence referendum to take place in accordance with the democratic mandate given by Scots."

He posted a letter they had sent to Boris Johnson which stated that the premier's decision to reject the request for a section 30 order was an "egregious affront" to Scottish democracy.