Police drop MP expenses case

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ROTHERHAM MP Denis MacShane has been reinstated to the Labour Party and will not face criminal charges over allegations that he abused House of Commons expenses.

The politician was referred to police in September 2010 by Parliamentary officials.

But a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “An initial file was submitted to the CPS on December 23, 2011, and further inquiries were generated as a result.

“These further inquiries have now concluded, following a decision that no further action will be taken by police.

“This decision has been taken after careful consideration of the CPS advice.”

A Labour spokesman said: “In view of this decision the Labour Party will lift its administrative suspension of Denis MacShane with immediate effect.”

He still faces the resumption of an investigation by Parliamentary Standards Commissioner John Lyon, which was on hold.