Bassetlaw MP calls for knighthood to be stripped after Hillsborough revelations

Irvine Patnick
Sir Irvine Patnick was awarded a knighthood in 1994 Photo: PA

The MP for Bassetlaw is calling for the removal of Sir Irvine Patnick's knighthood for his 'shameful' role in the Hillsborough scandal.

Labour backbencher, John Mann, says he has written to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for Sir Irvine to be stripped of his title.

The former Conservative MP for Sheffield Hallam was named by the independent panel as a source for The Sun's infamous 'The Truth' coverage 23 years ago.

The shameful and disgusting behaviour of Sir Irvine Patnick is a significant feature in the Hillsborough independent panel report and his knighthood should be removed immediately.

– John Mann, MP for Bassetlaw

Sir Irvine, who served as a government whip during his 10 years in parliament, was knighted in 1994.

The 82-year-old refused to speak to reporters as he left his home in the south-west of Sheffield this afternoon.