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.

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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.