Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell resigns over ‘plebgate’
Andrew Mitchell has quit as Chief Whip after coming under fire for allegedly calling police officers at Downing Street “plebs”.
Mitchell apologised for his conduct but denied using the word in the exchange last month.
The Labour Party, the Police Federation as well as the Daily Telegraph were just some of those calling for the minister’s resignation as the storm brewed around him.
In Parliament there were angry clashes over the Chief Whip on Wednesday.
PM David Cameron has accepted his resignation.
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