Denis MacShane, the MP for Rotherham since a by-election in 1994, was today re-admitted to the Parliamentary Labour Party. MacShane was suspended from the party whip in October 2010 following complaints submitted to the Metropolitan Police by the British National Party regarding allowance claims.
However, the Metropolitan Police today announced that it was seeking no further action against MacShane, and consequently the Parliamentary Labour Party immediately welcomed him back into the Labour group in Westminster.
Even during his suspension, MacShane was an active MP, with TheyWorkForYou noting he has spoken in 97 debates in the past year, 'well above average amongst MPs'. His readmittal to the Parliamentary Labour Party brings Labour's total number of MPs up to 254.