A COMPLAINT by SNP MP Pete Wishart has been rejected by the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Wishart complained about recent revelations over so-called 'cash for honours' earlier this week.

An investigation by the Sunday Times and openDemocracy found a number of former Tory treasurers, who had donated at least £3m each to the party, had been given a peerage along with other high-value donors.

Mr Wishart wrote to the force commissioner Cressida Dick, asking her to look into what he believed was possible criminal behaviour.

However the force has responded today, saying there is not enough information for them to proceed with a probe.

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In a letter to Mr Wishart, Trevor Normoyle, Detective Inspector at the MPS Special Enquiry Team said: "The Metropolitan Police have considered the material available and the relevant legislation and I am now writing to inform you that there is insufficient information upon which to launch a criminal investigation.

"In coming to this decision we have considered the legislation raised in your letter, namely the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925, and have also considered other potentially relevant offences.

"Should further information regarding these matters be provided to the Metropolitan Police this will of course be considered."

Mr Wishart said he respected the decision of the MPS, but said the peerage scandal showed that Westminster was "broken beyond repair".

He said: "If it is not illegal to hand out peerages in return for millions of pounds in donations then it should be illegal – and it is absolute proof that Westminster is institutionally corrupt.

“The fact that Boris Johnson, and his predecessors, have handed peerages to dozens of millionaire Tory Party donors absolutely stinks and it is an appalling abuse of the system.

"The independence of the Police is paramount and we respect their decision, which is based on the evidence that is immediately available and the law as it stands.

"However, the fact that the Tories could get away with the shameful practice of dishing out peerages to their wealthy donors proves that the Westminster system is broken beyond repair and will never be fixed.