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Police launch investigation into Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner | Politics News

Police are investigating claims that Angela Rayner may have broken electoral law over information she gave about her living situation a decade ago.

It comes after Tory MP James Daly made Greater Manchester Police (GMP) aware of neighbours contradicting the deputy Labour leader’s statement that her property, separate from her husband’s, was her main residence.

GMP previously said it would not be investigating the allegations.

But the force has now reassessed information and launched a probe following a complaint from Mr Daly, an MP in the region and the deputy chairman of the Conservative party.

The Labour Party said it remains confident Ms Rayner has complied with the rules, and the Ashton-under-Lyne MP “welcomes the chance to set out the facts with the police”.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We’re investigating whether any offences have been committed.

“This follows a reassessment of the information provided to us by Mr Daly.”

Ms Rayner has faced scrutiny about whether she paid the right amount of tax on the 2015 sale of her council house in Stockport, because of confusion over whether it was her principal residence.

The Labour frontbencher has rejected the allegation and denied any wrongdoing.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has previously said the Conservatives are “chasing a smear” in raising questions about deputy leader.

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