On 28th November 2019, Mr Hanvey posted a statement on Twitter, announcing that he had been suspended with immediate effect from the SNP, but that his name would remain on the ballot paper for the forthcoming general election. In regard to , he wrote: “I did not give any thought to Mr Soros’ faith and did not consider the connotations of the image in that context. I fully accept that was wrong and I apologise unreservedly for any offence caused”. In relation to his comparison in , he wrote that it was “insensitive, upsetting and deeply offensive and…in direct contravention of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. For that I give an unequivocal apology”.
On 13th December 2019, Mr Hanvey was elected to Parliament as an independent MP.
On 3rd March 2020, it was reported that, following a disciplinary review, Mr Hanvey would be readmitted to the SNP in May 2020 following a six-month suspension, provided he undertook an antisemitism education course.
An Scottish National Party spokesperson reportedly said: “The decision of the Member Conduct Committee is open to appeal and so we cannot make any additional comment as [sic] this stage. As was said at the time of Mr Hanvey’s suspension, there is no place for antisemitism in the SNP or in our society.”
On 4th March 2020, it was reported that Mr Hanvey had told BBC Scotland he experienced an “internal moral panic”, as he did not consider himself to hold bigoted views about Jewish people. He said he never meant to cause offence and was “earnestly trying to make amends” by working with the Antisemitism Policy Trust to better understand the issue. In a separate written statement, Mr Hanvey reportedly said he had also taken steps “to build constructive relationships” with representatives of the Jewish community at Westminster.
On 2nd June 2020, it was reported that Mr Hanvey had been readmitted to the Scottish National Party.
On 9th June 2020, an article by Mr Hanvey was published in Jewish News in which he wrote that his apology for his posts had been a “watershed moment” for him, and that “Despite the absence of ill-intent, there was simply no justification for these posts. While I may try to console myself that my poor choice of words was not as bad as some of the naked antisemitic insults I have become aware of, the reality is that what I think does not matter. It’s the impact that counts.”
On 12th June 2020, Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to Mr Hanvey following the publication of his article in the Jewish News, asking about his endorsements of the comments in  and . He replied: “The past six months have been an important journey and learning process for me…I’ve developed my understanding of antisemitism in all its forms. I am now absolutely clear that, however unintentional, the social media posts I shared two years ago were antisemitic in nature. I have apologised unequivocally and I was grateful for the opportunity to reflect on my journey in a recent article for Jewish News. While I cannot undo mistakes in the past, I have learned from them and I am committed to using my role as an MP to challenge and promote a better understanding of antisemitism, racism and intolerance of all forms.”
The endorsements in  and  were subsequently found to have been quietly deleted.
In July 2020, Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to Mr Hanvey about the full matter above, but he did not respond.
However, a spokesperson for the Scottish National Party wrote: “Antisemitism has no place in society and no place in the Scottish National Party. Swift action was taken when Mr Hanvey’s historic comment emerged, and he was subsequently suspended by the Member Conduct Committee. Included in the sanction was a requirement to undergo training, and to engage with Jewish representative bodies. Mr Hanvey has been clear that he learned a lot from that engagement, most especially that words matter, and he has expressed deep remorse for his lack of understanding of this in the past. The Member Conduct Committee will continue to monitor his social media comments over the coming months.”
On 1st December 2020, it was reported that Mr Hanvey had been selected at the Scottish National Party conference to be a member of the Party’s internal conduct committee. The decision prompted criticism, with a senior SNP member reportedly describing the move as “really not a good look.”