AN East End MP has made a plea to the Prime Minister that Mercy Baguma's son and his father will be allowed to remain in the UK.

Mercy, who came to Scotland from Uganda, died three weeks ago in her flat in Govan.

Her 16-month-old son Adriel was left in his cot for up to four days without food and water before his mother's body was found.

Adriel is now in the care of his father Eric Nnanna, from Nigeria, who is also seeking asylum in Scotland.

Now Glasgow East MP David Linden has taken up the family's case and today asked Boris Johnson if he would organise a meeting with the home secretary to discuss Eric and Adriel's case.

At today's Prime Minister's Questions, Mr Linden said: "The Prime Minister is aware of the tragic case of Mercy Baguma who last week was found dead in her Glasgow flat with her starving one-year-old son Adriel lying next to her.

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"Thankfully little Adriel has made a recovery and was in my contituency office on Friday when his father Eric came to meet me.

"But Adriel has been more than any one-year-old should ever have to go through and his future hangs in limbo while the Home Office prolongs his father's asylum application.

"So will the Prime Minister agree to organise a meeting between myself and the home secretary to look at Eric's case and ensure the family can go forward with certainty after such a difficult time?"

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Mr Johnson replied: "I can tell [Mr Linden] that the whole house will join with me in sending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mercy Baguma and we take very seriously the wellbeing of all those int he asylum system and I can assure him that the relevant minister will be taking up that particular case with him." 

Last week Eric spoke exclusively to the Glasgow Times about the final days of Mercy's life.

Eric, 30, is adamant that Mercy, 34, was due to be moved from her Govan flat to Mears accommodation on the Wednesday of the week she died.

Mears is the company currently contracted to provide accommodation to refugees and people seeking asylum in Glasgow.

However, she wasn't given her new address in advance - a move that charity Positive Action in Housing says is wrong but is standard practice for the Home Office.

Eric, when he did not hear from Mercy, went to the Govan address but, when there was no answer, assumed she had moved.

It was Saturday, August 22 before he found her body, calling police when he heard Adriel crying.

Mears has said only that Mercy was not one of their clients at the time of her death.   

Mr Linden added: "The tragic case of Mercy Baguma, who was found dead in her flat in Glasgow recently with her starving one-year-old son Adriel lying next to her, has shone a light on the UK's callous asylum policies that have pushed countless people into further hardship.

"Adriel has been through more than any one-year-old should ever have to, yet his future hangs in limbo while the Home Office prolongs his father’s asylum application.

"I am grateful to the Prime Minister for agreeing to intervene on my constituent’s behalf.

"Rather than dragging on their worries, the Home Office must resolve the case and ensure that Adriel and his Dad can get on with rebuilding their lives in Scotland without uncertainty."