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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MP to discuss pleb row with Police Federation

Andrew Mitchell MP for Sutton Coldfield Credit: PA

The MP for Sutton Coldfield and Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has agreed to meet representatives of the Warwickshire, West Mercia and West Midlands Police Federation over comments he allegedly made about a police constable.

The Chairman of the West Midlands Police Federation Ian Edwards said that:

"We hope that we can get to the bottom on of the PC Pleb row and then put it behind us. The meeting with Mr Mitchell, a senior member of the Government, will also give us a chance to discuss our concerns about police cuts."

The meeting will take place on 12 October 2012.

Police Federation campaign Credit: PA

The Police Federation launched an advertising campaign last week opposing the Governments's cuts to police budgets with officers wearing PC Pleb T-shirts.

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