Andrew Mitchell MP Resigns

Andrew Mitchell the Sutton Coldfield MP has resigned as the Government's Chief Whip following allegations that he called a Downing Street officer a pleb, which he denies.

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Constituent's reaction to Andrew Mitchell's resignation, full report

The resignation of a West Midlands MP has led to accusations that David Cameron is a weak leader, for not sacking him first.

Last night, Andrew Mitchell quit as Chief Whip of the Tory Party, a month after his controversial row with Downing Street police officers.

Mr Mitchell is still MP for Sutton Coldfield, so we went there to see how his constituents feel the row has reflected on them.

Andrew Mitchell's constituents give reaction to his resignation

The resignation of a West Midlands MP has led to accusations that David Cameron is a weak leader, for not sacking him first.

Last night, Andrew Mitchell quit as Chief Whip of the Tory Party, a month after his controversial row with Downing Street police officers.

Mr Mitchell is still MP for Sutton Coldfield, so we went there to see how his constituents feel the row has reflected on them.

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Andrew Mitchell denies calling officer a pleb "I did not, never have, never would"

The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell MP for Sutton Coldfield strongly denied calling a Downing Street officer a pleb in his resignation letter to David Cameron.

"I did not, never have and never would call a police officer a "pleb" or a "moron" or use any of the other pejorative descriptions attributed to me.

"The offending comments and the reason for my apology to the police was my parting remark "I thought you guys were supposed to f**king help us".

– Andrew Mitchell MP
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