Ed Miliband refuses fresh inquiry into Falkirk Labour party

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has refused to commit to a fresh inquiry into allegations of membership manipulation in the Falkirk constituency.

Mr Miliband told journalists the right thing to do would be to look at any new evidence presented.

The former chancellor Alistair Darling has called for a full inquiry into allegations that people were signed up to the Labour Party without their knowledge by supporters of Unite, as it sought to control the selection of the next candidate for Falkirk.

The police in Scotland are continuing to investigate emails sent by the current chairman of the Falkirk constituency, Stephen Deans.