Tory MP: Sir George is a 'clever choice' for Chief Whip

The Conservative MP Michael Fabricant, a party vice chairman and former deputy whip, has welcomed Sir George Young's appointment as Chief Whip:

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George Young is a clever choice. As Leader of the House he was innovative with the BackBench Committee and he will listen to advice.

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Cameron faces confidence crisis

David Cameron is facing a crisis of confidence from his own MPs over the Andrew Mitchell affair, and is under pressure to sack members of his inner circle according to reports in the Sunday Times.