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

Police have launched an investigation into Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner.

Ms Rayner has faced claims she may have broken electoral law over information she gave about her living situation a decade ago.

A Greater Manchester Police (GMP) spokesperson said: “We’re investigating whether any offences have been committed. This follows a reassessment of the information provided to us by Mr Daly.”

James Daly is the Conservative MP for Bury North and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party.

It is understood he made GMP aware of neighbours contradicting Ms Rayner’s statement that a property, separate from her husband’s, was her main residency.

The Bury North MP alleged she may have made a false declaration about where she was living on the electoral register.

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

Ms Rayner has rejected the allegation and denied any wrongdoing.

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