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Police drop investigation into Angela Rayner's two homes but pass details onto tax office

Tameside MP Angela Rayner will not face police action following an investigation about her housing, it h/as been confirmed.

The Deputy Labour leader has been under investigation amid questions about her living arrangements a decade ago.

In a statement this afternoon, the force said it was dropping the probe.

However, it added that 'council tax and personal tax do not fall into the jurisdiction of policing' and findings had been passed on to Stockport Council and the HRMC.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “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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