Police send Peter Hain file to CPS

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Peter Hain said he hoped to see his name cleared "as quickly as possible" today after police handed prosecutors the results of their investigation into his Labour Party deputy leadership campaign.

Scotland Yard delivered its evidence file to the Crown Prosecution Service for a decision on whether charges should be brought over the failure to declare more than £100,000 in donations last year.

Mr Hain, who resigned as work and pensions secretary in January, said: "I have consistently provided them with all the information they might need, and I hope to see my name cleared as quickly as possible."