No police probe into Labour Falkirk allegations

Ed Miliband had presented evidence to the police. Picture: PA

Ed Miliband had presented evidence to the police. Picture: PA


THERE are “insufficient grounds” to launch a criminal investigation into alleged irregularities in the contest to select the new Labour candidate for the Falkirk seat at Westminster, police have said.

The party had handed over documents to police in Scotland amid claims that Unite - Labour’s biggest trade union backer - had sought to swing the contest by cramming the constituency with new members.

But police said today there was not enough evidence currently to support a criminal investigation.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said if additional information came to light, this would be examined.

She said: “Following a comprehensive review of all material submitted, Police Scotland has concluded there are insufficient grounds to support a criminal investigation at this time.

“However, should further information come to light, this will be looked into.”

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