Scotland politics

SNP MP Chris Law cleared of financial wrongdoing

Chris Law
Image caption Dundee West MP Chris Law was questioned by police last September

An SNP MP has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a police investigation into his financial dealings.

Dundee West MP Chris Law was questioned by police in September in relation to his Spirit of Independence referendum campaign in 2014.

The campaign saw him raise grassroots funding to travel across Scotland in a Green Goddess fire engine that had been painted in the colours of the saltire.

The Crown Office confirmed that no further action would be taken.

A spokesman said: "Following discussion with Police Scotland, we agree with their assessment that there is insufficient evidence to support each of the allegations, and that, as such, they do not intend submitting a formal prosecution report."

'Distressing process'

Mr Law told the Courier newspaper: "Politics - at all levels - should be a force for good. That's what drove me to become involved in the referendum campaign with Spirit of Independence, and why I stood to represent the people of Dundee West.

"While this has been a distressing process, I have always continued doing the job I was elected to do and I am now more motivated than ever to stand up for my constituents.

"While there was never any doubt from the outset, I was happy to co-operate with inquiries and I'm glad the matter has now been fully resolved."

Image caption Mr Law toured Scotland in a 1950s fire engine ahead of the independence referendum

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