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Andy Burnham has insisted he won’t be concerned within the police investigation into Angela Rayner.

The Labour Mayor of Greater Manchester confirmed he won’t participate amid considerations a couple of potential battle of curiosity as he has political oversight of the drive finishing up the probe.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is investigating whether or not Labour’s deputy chief broke electoral regulation after allegations she could have given false details about her important residence a decade in the past.

Ms Rayner has additionally confronted questions over whether or not she ought to have paid capital features tax on the 2015 sale of her former council home in Stockport on account of confusion over whether or not it was her principal residency.

Asked if Mr Burnham would commit to not take a public stance on the difficulty, a spokesman stated: “In line with established practice and for the avoidance of doubt, neither the Mayor nor the deputy mayor have had, nor will have, any involvement in this investigation. It is a purely operational matter for GMP.”

Chris Clarkson, the Tory MP for Heywood and Middleton, stated it was essential Mr Burnham “does not take any public position on this or appear with her until the inquiry is concluded”.

He instructed the Mail on Sunday: “It’s not just about justice being done but also about justice being seen to be done.”

Ms Rayner was backed by Mr Bunrham when she stood to be Labour’s deputy chief.

She wrote on Facebook in January 2020: “Great news that Andy Burnham announced today in my Ashton-under-Lyne constituency that he is backing me for deputy leader of the Labour Party… The support is very much appreciated Andy.”

The pair additionally carried out a karaoke tune collectively on the Labour convention in 2021.

Ms Rayner has promised to resign if she is discovered to have dedicated a criminal offense over the accusations about her earlier residing state of affairs however stated she “followed the rules at all times”.

The Ashton-under-Lyne MP has insisted she lived individually from her then-husband at her ex-council home in Vicarage Road after they married in 2010 after claims surfaced in an unauthorised biography by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft.

But neighbours have claimed she did dwell with Mark Rayner at his property a couple of mile away on Lowndes Lane.

GMP initially stated it was not investigating the row however reassessed the knowledge and launched a probe following a criticism from Tory deputy chairman James Daly.