Former Hampshire MP Sir David Mitchell dies

Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family has announced.

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Former Hampshire MP Sir David Mitchell dies

A former Hampshire MP has died at his home in Odiham this morning, his family have confirmed.

He died aged 86 following a long illness.

Sir David Mitchell represented Hampshire North West from 1964 until 1997.

Sir David Mitchell has passed away in the early hours of this morning Credit: PA Wire

He was a former Conservative minister, who served under Margaret Thatcher in various departments including industry, transport and Northern Ireland.

Sir David was alo the father of former Cabinet minister and current Tory MP Andrew Mitchell.

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