Party confirms MacShane suspension

By Mark Ferguson / @markfergusonuk

Following the referral of his expenses file to the Metropolitan Police by the Standards and Privileges Committee, Denis MacShane has been suspended from the PLP. In a statement released by the party this afternoon, a Labour Party spokesperson said:

“Following a referral by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards to the Met Police Service, the Labour Party has today suspended Denis MacShane from the Parliamentary Labour Party and the Whip pending the outcome of any investigation.”

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