Mercer 'resigns over lobbying claims'

Conservative MP Patrick Mercer has resigned the Tory whip following a confrontation with The Daily Telegraph, the newspaper alleges.

The Telegraph say they have been investigating the former shadow minister over "major lobbying" claims.


Tory MP 'offered pass for cash'

Tory MP Patrick Mercer has been accused of breaking Parliamentary rules by tabling parliamentary questions for a fake lobby firm and offering a Commons pass in return for cash. Mercer said he was taking legal advice and will step down in 2015.