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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: 'My parliamentary career is over'

The former Europe minister said he wanted to take "responsibility for my mistakes" after the Standards and Privileges Committee recommended he be suspended without pay and pension for a year - the longest suspension of an MP in living memory.

I have been overwhelmed by messages of support for my work as an MP on a range of issues but I accept that my parliamentary career is over.

I appreciate the committee's ruling that I made no personal gain and I regret my foolishness in the manner I chose to be reimbursed for work including working as the Prime Minister's personal envoy in Europe.

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