81. Wendy Alexander M.S.P.
(2008) Wendy Alexander has been reported to the procurator fiscal for failing to register her leadership campaign donations. Dr Jim Dyer, the standards commissioner, has sent a report to the area fiscal in Lothian and Borders after concluding there was evidence the Labour leader broke the rules on declaring gifts. She now faces a police investigation and possible charges if the fiscal concludes the offence warrants a criminal sanction. The dramatic development will increase the intense pressure on Alexander to resign as Labour leader and comes as she awaits the verdict of the Electoral Commission's investigation into her campaign team's acceptance of an illegal £950 donation from Jersey tycoon Paul Green.
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