Hain quits amid donations probe

PETER Hain today announced he will quit as Work and Pensions Secretary and Secretary of State for Wales to clear his name in the controversy over donations to his deputy leadership campaign.

PETER Hain today announced he will quit as Work and Pensions Secretary and Secretary of State for Wales to clear his name in the controversy over donations to his deputy leadership campaign.

The news came minutes after the Electoral Commission announced it was referring the affair to the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Hain said in a statement: “In view of the Electoral Commission decision today, I will be resigning to clear my name and I will be making a statement shortly.”