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Bill Esterson, Labour MP for Sefton Central, has today written to Sir John Lyon, the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, calling on him to investigate whether Andrew Mitchell has broken the Code of Conduct for MPs, following recent media reports of his behaviour at the gates of Downing Street last week.  Bill Esterson MP, commenting, said:

“David Cameron is showing himself too weak to sort this out.

“He is refusing to detail what happened and refusing to ask for the Cabinet Secretary to investigate.

“It is now about whether a Government minister can get away with questioning the integrity of the police.

“The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards must step in to provide answers as fast as possible."

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