Angela Rayner to face no further action after police probe into property sale

Labour Deputy Leader Angela Rayner
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Angela Rayner will not face any police action following an investigation into allegations about her living arrangements. The investigation was sparked by questions over whether she owed tax on a former council house in Stockport that she sold in 2015, before becoming an MP, and whether this property was her main residence for electoral purposes.

Ms Rayner, the MP for Ashton, has consistently denied any wrongdoing and stated she would resign if found to have broken the law. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed this afternoon that their investigation had concluded and no further action would be taken against her, reports the Manchester Evening News.

In a statement, the force said: "Following allegations about Angela Rayner MP, we have completed a thorough, carefully considered and proportionate investigation. We have concluded that no further police action will be taken."

The investigation was initiated following complaints made directly to GMP by Mr James Daly MP. Further contact with GMP by members of the public and claims made by individuals featured in media reports 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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