Ex-Labour minister backs Andrew Mitchell

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

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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.