The committee, made up of four SNP, two Conservative, one Labour, one Liberal Democrat and one independent members had voted by five votes to four confirming the popularly held belief across much of Scotland as demonstrated in recent polls that Ms. Sturgeon had deliberately deceived the committee.
The committee have been investigating Ms. Sturgeon’s role in the allegations of harassment against her predecessor, Alex Salmond, made by multiple women.
Mr. Salmond was cleared of all 13 charges against him in a criminal case in 2020.
No decision has yet been made on a separate but related issue as to whether Ms. Sturgeon went so far as to breach Scotland’s Ministerial Code.
If found to have done so, according to parliamentary procedure in Scotland, Ms. Sturgeon would thereafter be “expected to offer (her) resignation”.