Police 'right' to look at MP case

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.

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MacShane applies for the post of Crown Steward to leave Commons

It is understood Denis MacShane formally applied for the post of Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds tonight - the traditional way of resigning from the Commons as there is no way for MPs to resign.

Denis MacShane in the House of Commons

Chancellor George Osborne is expected to confirm his appointment tomorrow, at which point he will cease being an MP.

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