Police drop investigation into Angela Rayner over council home row | EUROtoday

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Police have dropped an investigation into Angela Rayner over a row about her former council home.

Greater Manchester Police stated on Tuesday that Labour’s deputy chief will face no additional motion over claims she broke electoral legislation by data she gave about her dwelling scenario a decade in the past.

Ms Rayner had confronted scrutiny about whether or not she paid the correct amount of tax on the 2015 sale of her council home.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police stated issues involving council tax didn’t fall into its jurisdiction however particulars of its “thorough” investigation have been shared with His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

The spokesperson stated: “Following allegations about Angela Rayner MP, Greater Manchester Police has completed a thorough, carefully considered and proportionate investigation. We have concluded that no further police action will be taken.

“The investigation originated from complaints made by Mr James Daly MP directly to GMP. Subsequent further contact with GMP by members of the public, and claims made by individuals featured in media reporting, indicated a strong public interest in the need for allegations to be investigated.

“Matters involving council tax and personal tax do not fall into the jurisdiction of policing. GMP has liaised with Stockport Council and information about our investigation has been shared with them. Details of our investigation have also been shared with His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).”

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