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    The Labor Party destroyed documents that might have revealed Rayner's living conditions.

    Angela Rayner was registered at her home in Vicarage Road, Stockport, while her husband was living in Lowndes Lane at the time , about a mile away.

    Labour destroyed documents that could indicate where Angela Rayner said she was living when she applied to stand for parliament.

    Ms Rayner, deputy leader of the Labor Party, is under investigation investigation by police into allegations that she broke election law by registering the wrong address as her permanent residence on the electoral roll between 2010 and 2015.

    During these five years she was registered at her own house in Vicarage Road, Stockport, while her husband at the time lived about a mile away at a house in Lowndes Lane. They married in 2010.

    Neighbors claimed she actually lived in Lowndes Lane and her brother lived in a house in Vicarage Road.

    The Labor Party has previously said which does not disclose which address she included in the internal selection documents in 2014. It has now emerged that the documents were “destroyed”, which a Labor Party spokesman said was done in accordance with data protection laws.

    Police are investigating multiple allegations against Ms Rayner and have at least a dozen officers involved in the case. Detectives are also investigating whether one property was wrongly claiming a council tax discount for one person.

    Labour's deputy leader is facing a probe into whether she or her husband paid the correct amount of capital gains tax (CGT) when two properties they owned simultaneously during the marriage were sold.

    The Telegraph previously requested the selection papers she submitted when she applied to stand as a Labor candidate Ashton-under-Lyne, a year before the election, which was due to show her main address.

    Labour refused, but on Thursday a party spokesman said: “The document is no longer held and has been disposed of as required data protection law.”

    If Mrs Rayner gave her husband's Lowndes Lane address on the documents, this would cast further doubt on her claim that she lives in her own house in Vicarage Road.

    The question of where she lived is central to a number of claims, one of which is an allegation of election fraud. Providing a false address on the electoral roll is an offense under the Representation of the People Act 1983. Mrs Rayner is listed as living in Vicarage Road.

    This may also determine whether Mrs Rayner is liable to pay capital gains tax on her property when she sold it for 127,500 £ sterling in March 2015.

    If this had been her main address, where she lived most of the time, she would have been exempt from capital gains tax. on sale.

    If, as neighbors claimed, she had in fact lived with her husband in Lowndes Lane, she may not have been eligible for the exemption and could have potentially owed tax of up to £3,500.

    Angela Rayner said she was “very confident” she followed the rules at all times. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA

    Private residence relief allows you to be exempt from capital gains tax when you sell your main residence. Married couples who are not separated can only claim one property and can specify which one.

    If it turns out that Ms. Rayner actually claimed damages for a private home when her property was sold, it will be mean her husband would not have been entitled to do the same when he sold his property in 2016.

    Stockport police and council are also examining whether Ms Rayner claimed the council tax discount for a single person on her home in Vicarage Road, while allowing her brother to live there.

    Stephen Watson, chief constable of Greater Manchester Police, promised to “get to the bottom of what happened.”

    In a statement last Friday, Ms Rayner said she was “fully confident” she had complied with the rules at all times, but said she would resign if she was found to have committed a criminal offence.

    “I'll say the same as before. “If I had committed a criminal offense, I would, of course, do the right thing and resign,” she said.

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