– Labour party statement
These are very serious findings concerning Denis MacShane and we accept his statement this morning that his career as a Labour MP is effectively over.
In the light of the report's recommendations to the House, the Labour Party has suspended Denis MacShane with immediate effect, pending a full NEC (National Executive Committee) inquiry.
We will be talking to Denis MacShane about his future and the best course of action for him and for his constituency.
The shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper said police were right to look again at whether former minister Denis MacShane's abuse of expenses broke the law.