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Cameron 'thinks Mercer has done the right thing'

A Conservative Party spokesman said David Cameron is aware of Patrick Mercer's resignation and thinks he has "done the right thing" in referring himself to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards over allegations that he broke Parliamentary rules. A spokesman said:

The PM is aware. He thinks Patrick Mercer has done the right thing in referring himself to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and resigning the whip. It’s important that the due processes take their course.