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Wiltshire Police's investigation against the former premier concluded that seven claims of rape and indecent assault would have justified Sir Edward being questioned under caution. But a further 35 allegations did not meet the threshold for a formal interview.
Former cabinet minister Lord Hunt of Wirral, who is chairman of the Edward Heath Charitable Foundation, said there was urgent need for an independent judge-led inquiry to review the findings of Operation Conifer.
Sir Edward's reputation has been unfairly tarnished. No living person would be subject to a process which involves a trawl for accusations with no independent assessment of the 'evidence', or any details of the supposed place, time and circumstances of the alleged assaults.
Lord Hunt said they would be writing to the Government to seek the appointment of a retired judge to review material collected through Wiltshire Police's Operation Conifer.
Operation Conifer was launched in 2015 and co-ordinated inquiries by 14 police forces after Sir Edward was named as a suspect into historical child abuse.
The inquiry proved controversial since it began when a senior police officer made an appeal outside Sir Edward's former home, Arundells in Salisbury, asking for potential victims to come forward. Police have since apologised for holding a press conference there.
Lord Hunt said he would be seeking full access to the report and wanted to know why government officials and police protection officers with knowledge of Sir Edward's movements during the period of investigation were not interviewed.
Trustees of the foundation and friends of Sir Edward have been heartened by the support we have received since the report's publication and remain firmly convinced of his innocence.
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36 councillors could be cut from Cornwall council under new recommendations.
An electoral review by the Boundary Commission has suggested wards should be redrawn so that each councillor represents roughly an equal number of voters.
The proposed changes would lower the total number of councillors from 123 to 87.
The commission is now asking local people to provide feedback on the plans.
If approved the change would come into effect during the local elections in 2021.