Watchdog rules out Coulson investigation

Cameron's former spin doctor will not be investigated by the Electoral Commission.

The Electoral Commission will not open an investigation into payments made to David Cameron's former spin doctor Andy Coulson by his former employer News International.

Coulson received the payments after quitting as News of the World editor as the phone hacking scandal engulfed the now-defunct tabloid.

The watchdog has said there was "no evidence" to suggest that strict rules relating to political party finances had been breached.

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