UK - Peter Hain has resigned as secretary of state for work and pensions "to clear his name" following a scandal over donations to his deputy leader campaign fund.
The move followed a statement by the Electoral Commission saying it had referred the matter of donations to the Metropolitan Police for further investigation.
The statement said: "On 29 November 2007, Peter Hain MP informed the Electoral Commission that he had not fully reported to the Commission donations he had received for his Labour Party deputy leadership campaign."
Mr Hain had since met with the Electoral Commission and provided additional information about donations he received of which the body said it had undertaken a thorough review.
Hain, who had been a member of the Labour cabinet since 1997 said it had been a "real privilege to head both the Department for Work and Pensions and the Wales Office".
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