Andrew Mitchell has won support from the former Labour minister Chris Mullin, who's urged David Cameron to stick by his Chief Whip.
Mr Mullin accused the Police Federation of trying to "bully" Mr Mitchell out of office and described them as a bunch of “head bangers”.
Writing in The Times, he said: “They need to be taken on, not appeased" and added that there is an irony in the West Midlands Police
The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton Coldfield has resigned.
The future of Sutton Coldfield MP and Government whip Andrew Mitchell once again dominated fierce exchanges in the House of Commons today.
Ahead of his meeting with West Midlands police officers there have been fresh calls for Andrew Mitchell to step down as Chief Whip.