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Labour’s Angela Rayner woes have as soon as once more exploded this night, because it’s claimed the police are investigating a number of allegations towards the beleaguered deputy chief.

Until this night, it was thought that Greater Manchester Police have been merely wanting into whether or not Ms Rayner broke electoral regulation with a false declaration about the place she was dwelling on the electoral register.

However it’s reported tonight that at the very least a dozen officers are probing a lot of allegations, not simply electoral regulation breaches.

The Times stories that officers are analyzing tax issues and “other issues on top of” the questions on her electoral position registration.

A supply advised the paper: “It’s very well resourced, it’s not a single issue. There is a volume of material and a clear public interest to fully investigate.”

Today, the Chief Constable Stephen Watson stated: “There are a number of assertions knocking about”.

“We are going to get to the bottom of what has happened.”

An upcoming biography about Ms Rayner, by Lord Ashcroft, claimed that Ms Rayner purchased a council home on Vicarage Road for £79,000 in January 2007.

She paid payments and council tax, and was registered to vote on the tackle.

If it was her major residence she would have been exempt from Capital Gains Tax when she bought it in 2015 for £127,000.

However opposite claims recommend was in reality dwelling together with her then-husband Mark Rayner a mile away on Lowndes Lane, which might then undermine her major residence declare.

Neighbours have accused Ms Rayner of mendacity about the place she lived, and on the weekend, a former aide to Ms Rayner gave a press release to Manchester Police contradicting her claims.

Matt Finnegan stated: “There was no doubt in my mind that this was Ms Rayner’s family home, where she lived with her then-husband, Mark”.

“I remember it quite vividly because Ms Rayner was not at home at first and I had to wait for some time in my car before she eventually arrived.

“It was also memorable in that it was the first and only time I visited her home during the course of my voluntary work for her.”

Yesterday, the GMP assistant chief constable chaired a “gold group” assembly on the drive’s HQ to develop a technique for the investigation.

Last Friday, Ms Rayner lastly stated she is going to resign as Labour deputy chief if discovered to have dedicated a criminal offense.

For weeks, Labour have been criticised for refusing to carry themselves to the identical requirements that they had beforehand demanded of Tory politicians.

Shadow Foreign Secretary David Lammy additionally argued that Labour shouldn’t be held to the identical commonplace as Rishi Sunak as a result of they don’t seem to be but in Government.

Repeating their assertion on the weekend, a Labour spokesman stated: “Angela has always made clear she also spent time at her husband’s property when they had children and got married as he did at hers. The house she owned remained her main home. Angela looks forward to sitting down with the appropriate authorities, including the police and HMRC, to set out the facts and draw a line under this matter”.