MP Andrew Mitchell's future discussed today

MP Andrew MItchell allegedly called police officers 'plebs' at Downing Street Credit: PA

An influential backbench committee of Tory MPs will meet today to discuss the future of Sutton Coldfield MP Andrew Mitchell after his alleged comments to a police officer.

The 1922 Committee will give their views on the Chief Whip to Prime Minister David Cameron following the meeting.

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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.