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MPs have been taking to Twitter to react to Andrew Mitchell's resignation as Chief Whip.
Stephen Mosley is a Conservative MP:
John Woodcock is a shadow transport minister:
Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell repeated his denials that he called a police officer a "pleb" in his resignation letter to David Cameron:
The Government's Chief Whip, Andrew Mitchell has resigned after an altercation with police at Downing Street.
Mr Mitchell has apologised for confronting armed police officers outside Downing Street after allegedly subjecting them to a foul-mouthed tirade last month, but has faced increasing political pressure.
The Tory enforcer has denied calling officers 'plebs', but admitted that he did use foul language.
The former deputy whip, the Conservative MP Michael Fabricant, who has been a critic of Andrew Mitchell has revealed he spoke "frankly" with him yesterday:
Andrew Mitchell admitted swearing at a police officer during an argument at the Downing Street gates in his resignation letter to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mitchell told Cameron his parting remark to the officer, "I thought you guys were supposed to f**king help us" was "obviously wrong".
The Government's Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has resigned, Downing Street said tonight.
Sky News is reporting that Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has resigned.
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Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has resigned after swearing at police guarding Downing Street.