Mercer 'should be held to account over allegations'

Tory MP Patrick Mercer "should be held to account by his constituents" over allegations that he broke Parliamentary rules, TaxPayers' Alliance chief executive Matthew Sinclair has said:

Details of the precise allegations against Mr Mercer are yet to emerge, but Newark residents will be intrigued as to why their MP has resigned from his party but not from Parliament.

Mr Mercer's constituents should have the right to hold him to account for his actions if they feel he has let them down, but they cannot do so because the Government has failed to introduce the recall mechanism it promised in the Coalition Agreement.