Clarke declined to be interviewed by the law firm but told them through his solicitors he was co-operating with an ongoing police investigation into Johnson’s dead.
He denies the allegations published in today’s report, having called them “wholly untrue”.
Ray Johnson, who, along with his wife Alison, also declined to be interviewed by the inquiry, told the BBC: “We haven’t had a chance to read through the findings and make a complete assessment of them but we expected a whitewash and I believe that’s what we’re going to get.
“The party has recognised there are failings but they are also saying they’ve done nothing wrong.”
Elliott’s father also told Channel 4 News: “We knew in our hearts it would be nothing more than a cover-up. They’ve exonerated themselves.”
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