Half of missing Labour cash found but probe goes on

LABOUR bosses say the cash missing from the accounts of the Edinburgh Eastern local party is now half the amount originally believed.

Half the missing cash has been acounted for but the probe continues into the remaining sum. Picture: PA

The Evening News revealed in July 2014 that Labour had launched an investigation into the Edinburgh Eastern constituency party after almost £10,000 went missing from the accounts and treasurer Karen Rennie had been suspended from the party while the inquiry was carried out.

After a more detailed examination of the accounts, the party has revised the amount unaccounted for to £4500.

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A Labour spokesman said: “Following a thorough investigation by the Labour Party this matter was passed to the police with £4,500 unaccounted for.

“It is important to note in this case that the Constituency Labour Party is the victim of a potential crime.”

Ms Rennie remains suspended.

Police said their inquiries were continuing.