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Police have made contact with Angela Rayner in an enormous replace over her two houses row.

The Ashton-under-Lyne MP and deputy chief of Labour is going through scrutiny over the sale of her former council home in 2015, with claims she might not have paid the right amount of capital positive aspects tax.

It is alleged that Rayner might have additionally made a false declaration of her handle on the electoral register, with there being uncertainty about her principal dwelling.

Last month, Greater Manchester Police launched an investigation into the politician’s previous housing preparations.

And in accordance with the Sun, detectives have now contacted Rayner’s workplace to rearrange an interview with the politician.

The newspaper reported the MP is prone to be invited to attend a police station voluntarily and be interviewed below warning, somewhat than arrested.

A supply mentioned: “There is a lot of information already in the public domain so there is no need to be heavy-handed.

“The police are more interested in gathering all the information they can, and having Angela come in and speak to them.

“They will then take a view on where the investigation goes from there once they have assessed the evidence.”

Rayner has mentioned that she’s going to “do the right thing and step down” if discovered to have dedicated against the law however says she is “completely confident I’ve followed the rules at all times” having sought out “expert tax and legal advice”.

The Labour deputy chief has rejected options in a guide by former Tory deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft that she didn’t correctly declare her principal dwelling.

The unauthorised biography alleged she purchased her former council home in Vicarage Road, Stockport, with a 25 % low cost in 2007 below the right-to-buy scheme and bought it eight years later for an nearly £50,000 revenue. It being her “primary residence” meant she prevented paying hundreds in capital positive aspects tax.

When she purchased the house, Rayner’s then-husband and youngsters have been listed at one other close by handle however she claims she lived primarily at Vicarage Road. Neighbours have disputed this.

A Labour spokesperson mentioned: “Angela has been clear that she’s going to cooperate with any investigation. We don’t plan to provide a operating commentary.

“We stay utterly assured that Angela has complied with the foundations always and it is now acceptable to let the police do their work.”