Labour complaint over Tory spin doctor Craig Oliver

Craig Oliver seen leaving Downing Street after David Cameron in August 2012. Credit: PA

Labour has lodged a complaint about David Cameron's communications chief after he accused Ed Miliband of potentially "giving succour" to President Bashar Assad's regime by deciding to force the Government into a second vote before military action is taken against Syria.

A letter has been sent to Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood condemning the "infantile and irresponsible" comments made by Craig Oliver.

The party has called for Mr Oliver, the Government's director of communications, to apologise and withdraw the remark.