Police Scotland will not launch a criminal inquiry into allegations of vote rigging over selecting Labour's general election candidate in Falkirk, saying they were "insufficient grounds" to investigate.
Unite welcomes the police decision not to investigate the Falkirk selection, which appears to be based on an overdue application of common sense to the situation.
Unite reaffirms what it has always said - the union broke neither Labour Party rules nor the law in Falkirk. Those in the media who have smeared the union without evidence or justification should now hang their heads in shame.
We would hope that Labour will now lift the suspensions of Stevie Deans and Karie Murphy, agree to an independent investigation into what happened in Falkirk, and restore full rights to the constituency party as soon as possible.
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.
Reports suggest Unite, the biggest trade union, [attempted to influence the Falkirk Labour party with its members to ensure that its preferred candidate was chosen to fight the election]((http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-07-04/tom-watson-quits-election-role).