Angela Rayner’s brutal reaction to Tory MP who complained to police over council house brawl

Sharing The Mirror’s home page – ‘Cops Drop Rayner Probe’ – on X, Angela Rayner said ‘Good morning’ and tagged Tory deputy leader James Daly, who called in cops to investigate her

Police discontinued their investigation into Angela Rayner’s living conditions ten years ago(Rowan Griffiths / Daily Mirror)

Labor Party’s Angela Rayner has hit out at a Tory MP who made a police complaint over a row over her former council office.

Sharing an X on The Mirror’s front page titled ‘Cops Drop Rayner Probe’, Ms Rayner said ‘Day’ and tagged James Daly, who is also deputy leader of the Conservative Party. Daly does not appear to have commented on the case since Greater Manchester Police closed the case after a “thorough, carefully considered and proportionate investigation”.

The ruling came after yesterday’s “justification” of the party’s vice president as police said no action would be taken on allegations she had broken electoral law. Labor MPs, including a Shadow Cabinet minister, accused the Tories of wasting police time over the sale of Mrs Rayner’s council house almost a decade ago.

In a statement on Tuesday, GMP added: “An investigation began following complaints made directly to GMP by James Daly MP. Subsequent further contact with GMP by members of the public and claims made by people appearing in media reports indicated a strong public interest in the need to investigate the allegations.

“Council tax and personal tax matters do not fall under the jurisdiction of the police. GMP has engaged with Stockport Council and information about our investigation has been shared with them. Details of our investigation have also been shared with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).”

Police said “an investigation began following complaints made directly to GMP by James Daly MP.”(Getty Paintings)

A Stockport Council spokesman added: “Stockport Council has reviewed and responded to all correspondence relating to this matter, including information received from Greater Manchester Police (GMP), which has stated that no further police action will be taken. We have also concluded that no further action will be taken on behalf of the council.”

The Mirror also understands that Ms Rayner has asked HMRC to investigate the matter and the government has confirmed that the sale of her council house on Vicarage Road in Stockport, Greater Manchester in 2015 was not subject to capital gains tax. HMRC does not comment on an individual’s tax matters.

Ms Rayner was involved in a brawl last month and vowed to resign from her position last month if she was found to have committed a crime. But in a statement yesterday she welcomed the end of the inquiry and sharply criticized the “desperate tactics of a Tory government that, after 14 years of failure, has nothing else to say.”