'Plebgate' row: Timeline

Andrew Mitchell The affair concerns a 45-second encounter between Andrew Mitchell and police officers at the gates of Downing Street

Allegations that Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell called some police officers plebs during a row in Downing Street cost him his government job.

But the scandal has since embroiled the police in accusations that they have not been sufficiently robust in disciplining officers accused of trying to discredit the MP as part of a campaign to "toxify" his party.

BBC News looks back at how the row unfolded.

19 September 2012

Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell, then the government's chief whip, has a row with police officers who would not let him cycle through Downing Street's main gate.

20 September 2012

The story is revealed in the Sun newspaper, which reports that he swore at the officers and called them "plebs" who should learn their place.

21 September 2012

Mr Mitchell denies using the word "plebs" but apologises for being disrespectful.

24 September 2012

Mr Mitchell says he wants to "draw a line" under the incident, telling reporters: "I did not use the words that have been attributed to me."

But speculation about the exact words he did use continues. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg urges him to explain "fully and in detail his version of events".

25 September 2012

A police log of the incident, appearing to confirm previous reports and contradict Mr Mitchell's position, is leaked to the Daily Telegraph.

7 October 2012
Posters and T-shirts produced by the West Midlands Police Federation for the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham Police representatives associated the row with their campaign against cuts

Mr Mitchell remains in his job, but members of the Police Federation wear "PC Pleb" T-shirts at demonstrations against police funding cuts at the Conservative Party conference.

12 October 2012

Three local representatives of the Police Federation meet Mr Mitchell at his Sutton Coldfield constituency office for 45 minutes, telling reporters afterwards that he had still not disclosed the precise words he used in the incident.

They criticise him for implying that the Downing Street officers' accounts are not accurate. The chief whip has "no option but to resign", one representative concludes.

17 October 2012
David Cameron, with Andrew Mitchell watching on In a Commons clash, David Cameron said Mr Mitchell should be able to carry on with his job

David Cameron tells Parliament that what Mr Mitchell "did and said" was wrong, but since he had apologised and the officer involved had accepted his apology, he should be allowed to get on with his job.

But opposition leader Ed Miliband says that, despite the apology, Mr Mitchell is "toast".

19 October 2012

Mr Mitchell resigns, claiming the "damaging publicity" means he can no longer do his job.

In his resignation letter to the PM, he writes: "The offending comment and the reason for my apology to the police was my parting remark 'I thought you guys were supposed to f***ing help us.'

"It was obviously wrong of me to use such bad language and I am very sorry about it and grateful to the police officer for accepting my apology."

16 December 2012

A police constable with the diplomatic protection group is arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, and suspended from his duties in connection with accounts of the Downing Street incident.

18 December 2012

CCTV footage, broadcast on Channel 4 news, casts doubt on the police officers' version of events.

The police log said Mr Mitchell's use of a number of expletives had left members of the public looking on "visibly shocked". But the footage suggests that no-one other than the officers involved were within earshot.

Mr Mitchell says he has fallen victim to a "stitch-up".

19 December 2012

Scotland Yard says it is opening an investigation into claims that an officer gave false evidence.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe says: "The allegations in relation to this case are extremely serious. For the avoidance of doubt, I am determined there will be a ruthless search for the truth - no matter where the truth takes us."

In the ensuing months, eight people are arrested and bailed under the investigation, codenamed Operation Alice, including five police officers.

7 March 2013

Mr Mitchell launches libel action against the Sun over its reporting of the "plebgate" incident.

19 September 2013

A year after the original incident, former home secretary Jack Straw criticises the "inordinate and unjustified" length of time the investigation has taken.

15 October 2013

Independent Police Complaints Commission deputy chair Deborah Glass says the IPCC disagrees with police chiefs' decision not to hold misconduct hearings on the three Federation officers involved in the October 2012 meeting with Mr Mitchell.

Andrew Mitchell Mr Mitchell has always denied calling the officers "plebs"

The IPCC releases a transcript of the meeting - from a recording made by Mr Mitchell - which shows that, while he admitted swearing, Mr Mitchell denied using the word "pleb" or insulting the police.

However, after the meeting the three officers said he had refused to elaborate on what had happened and should resign.

Home Secretary Theresa May says it would be "quite wrong" to take no action against those officers. The chief constables of their forces say they will welcome the opportunity to appear before the Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to explain why no action was taken against them.

16 October 2013

David Cameron says Mr Mitchell is "owed an apology" by police over the row.

It also emerges that an internal report which ultimately found no misconduct case to answer by the three officers who met Mr Mitchell at his constituency office had initially proposed disciplinary action.

21 October 2013

The three officers, Ken MacKaill, Stuart Hinton and Chris Jones, apologise for their "poor judgement" in talking to the media following their meeting with Mr Mitchell. They say they did not "plan or intend to mislead anyone about what occurred".

But friends of Mr Mitchell tell the BBC the statement is "a regrettable non-apology".

23 October 2013

The three Federation officers insist to the Home Affairs Select Committee that they do not owe Mr Mitchell an apology. They say they stand by their "accurate" account of the meeting and Mr Jones says he is "not convinced we have done anything wrong".

But the head of West Mercia Police tells the committee the handling of the affair was "clumsy" and the internal report and its recommendations should be independently reviewed.

27 October 2013

Sir Hugh Orde, head of the Association of Chief Police Officers, says the conduct of the three officers fell "below that required" and they should apologise.

31 October 2013

Three civilians and five police officers on bail over the plebgate affair are re-bailed to a date in late November.

3 November 2013

The IPCC says it is conducting its own investigation into the conduct of the three Federation officers - Ken MacKaill, Stuart Hinton, and Chris Jones - saying there were "procedural irregularities" in the earlier internal police probe.

It also emerges that the trio will be called back before the Home Affairs Select Committee. Its chairman, Labour's Keith Vaz, says MPs were "appalled" by the officers' original evidence and that if they did not "correct the record" they would be in contempt of Parliament.

6 November 2013

Stuart Hinton apologises to the the home affairs committee for an "inadvertent error" in his earlier evidence. He also says he regrets the "distress" felt by Mr Mitchell and his family during the whole saga. Chris Jones, also appearing before the committee, insists he did not mislead MPs over his disciplinary record.

26 November 2013

PC Keith Wallis is charged with misconduct in a public office, accused of falsely claiming to have witnessed the incident in an email to his MP. But prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to show an officer in Downing Street lied in his account of what happened.

Separately, the Independent Police Complaints Commission says five members of the Metropolitan Police's Diplomatic Protection Group will face gross misconduct proceedings linked to the subsequent row, meaning they could lose their jobs. The BBC understands that the officer at the Downing Street gates on the night of the incident is not one of the five.

4 December 2013

PC Toby Rowland, the police officer who was on duty at Downing Street, says he is going to sue Mr Mitchell for libel over comments he made to the media following the incident.

16 December 2013

PC Keith Wallis appears at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with misconduct in a public office, accused of falsely claiming to have witnessed the incident. He did not enter a plea.

10 January 2014

PC Keith Wallis admits misconduct.

5 February 2014

Metropolitan Police chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe meets Mr Mitchell to apologise for PC Keith Wallis's role in the affair.

6 February 2014

PC Keith Wallis is sentenced to 12 months in prison. Passing sentence, Mr Justice Sweeney said Wallis had been guilty of "sustained, and in significant measure, devious misconduct which fell far below the standards expected of a police officer".

26 February 2014

PCs Keith Wallis and James Glanville are sacked for gross misconduct. The Met said Mr Glanville was dismissed for passing information about the incident to the Sun newspaper.

27 April 2014
Andrew Mitchell

It emerges that PC Toby Rowland is seeking up to £200,000 in damages from Mr Mitchell for suggesting he was not telling the truth about the September 2012 altercation by the Downing Street gates.

In documents submitted to the High Court, lawyers for PC Rowland justify the claim on the grounds that his reputation has been damaged by Mr Mitchell's remarks and he suffered "great distress, humiliation and upset".

30 April 2014

PC Gillian Weatherley is dismissed for gross misconduct by the Metropolitan Police over leaks to the press about the "plebgate" affair.

21 May 2014

PC Susan Johnson, a Metropolitan Police officer serving with the diplomatic protection group, is sacked for gross misconduct over the press leaks.

6 October 2014

A High Court ruling finds there was no proper final report prepared for the investigation into the three Police Federation officers who met Mr Mitchell. That probe was conducted by West Mercia Police but supervised by the IPCC.

The High Court also quashed the IPCC's decision to investigate the case itself. An IPCC spokesman said it "welcomed" the ruling that the decisions of the three police forces had been "invalid" and said it would make a "fresh assessment" of the case.

3 November 2014

The IPCC again says it is to investigate three Police Federation officers over the "plebgate" affair, having re-assessed the case.

17 November 2014

The libel trial involving Mr Mitchell and former PC Toby Rowland gets under way in the High Court in London. Lawyers for Mr Mitchell tell the court that the police spun a "web of lies" that led to a "vitriolic" campaign against their client.

19 November 2014

Musician and aid campaigner Sir Bob Geldof is cited as a character witness for Mr Mitchell, a former international development secretary. In a written statement submitted to the court, Sir Bob describes Mr Mitchell as a "good man" and "an advocate for the less fortunate", adding that he had never heard him "use the ridiculous and archaic expression 'pleb'".

20 November 2014

A former police officer who was on duty during the "plebgate" incident denies wishing to harm Mr Mitchell or the government. Gillian Weatherley, who was sacked over leaks of alleged details of the row, tells the court that text messages she sent suggesting she could "topple the Tory government" were meant to be sarcastic.

24 November 2014

A police officer who accompanied Mr Mitchell on two foreign trips says the former cabinet minister was "unpleasant until he got what he wanted". Insp Duncan Johnston, who travelled with the then international development secretary in 2011, tells the court Mr Mitchell would "erupt" but later be charming. Separately, two former Conservative whips state in written evidence that Mr Mitchell had been unable to recall the exact words he had used in the days and weeks after the event.

27 November 2014

Former government chief whip Andrew Mitchell loses his High Court libel action. Mr Mitchell had sued News Group Newspapers over the story in the Sun in 2012 which claimed he called PC Toby Rowland a "pleb". Mr Mitchell acknowledged that he had used bad language but maintained he had not used that word. Delivering his ruling, Mr Justice Mitting said he was satisfied that the MP did say the word "pleb"

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  58.  
    14:43: Fracking vote

    MPs will attempt to amend a government bill on infrastructure later on Monday - to bar the fracking of shale gas. The House of Commons debate on fracking should start just after 15:30 GMT - with voting starting at 17:30. You can watch proceedings on Democracy Live.

     
  59.  
    14:37: Three wise men BBC News Channel
    Sir Menzies Campbell, Jack Straw & Sir Richard Ottoway

    Biggest changes they've seen at Parliament? Sir Menzies Campbell, Jack Straw & Sir Richard Ottoway give their views - Watch their BBC News Channel interview on Twitter

     
  60.  
    The Daily Telegraph

    James Kirkup contrasts Ed Miliband's response to the Greek election result with David Cameron's, and says the Labour leader's "bland, faintly pious, and politically pointless" words leave him looking "like a bystander".

     
  61.  
    Isabel Hardman The Spectator

    writes: As coalition rows go, today's 'spat' over who is most supportive of aspirational voters really is the more boring for a while. Read more

     
  62.  
    14:25: Reality Check: Health & the NHS

    And in this report, the BBC's health editor Hugh Pym asks how the NHS will feature in the general election campaign.

     
  63.  
    14:15: Reality Check: Education
    gillian hargreaves

    Over the next three months, the BBC is going to look at the main party manifestos and 'reality check' the facts and figures that are presented.

    In this video, the BBC's education correspondent Gillian Hargreaves examines the issues that politicians will have to tackle affecting schools and universities in the run up to the general election.

     
  64.  
    14:11: Ask Nick Robinson

    More from BBC political editor Nick Robinson, who is doing a live Facebook Q&A until 1430:

    Facebook
     
  65.  
    14:03: Clegg on election debates

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he is "not completely happy" with the proposals for the televised election debates, but acknowledges that "everyone is going to have to compromise".

    He says: "I hope David Cameron takes part in those leaders' debates. I hope everyone does. I think, you know, you shouldn't be looking for excuses to wriggle out of them which appears to be the approach from the Conservative party so far."

     
  66.  
    13:56: Jagger on fracking BBC News Channel
     Bianca Jagger

    Former actress and human rights campaigner, Bianca Jagger, has joined the anti-fracking rally at Westminster. She tells BBC News: "What I hope to achieve is to convince MPs that what is at stake here is our way of life, our environment, our water sources, the air we breathe everyday - that this will be putting in danger even our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions."

     
  67.  
    13:50: Anti-fracking protest
    protesters at westminster

    Anti-fracking campaigners are protesting at Westminster where they will be handing in a petition to MPs later, signed by 300,000 people. They are opposing legislation that would allow companies to frack - or extract shale gas - from beneath people's land and home without landowners' permission.

    It comes as an influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that it could derail efforts to tackle climate change.

     
  68.  
    13:47: Clegg on Greece

    Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said that differences of opinion between Greece and other European countries must be "resolved quickly" to avoid "a long period of instability" in the eurozone.

    "Clearly the election results in Greece will now lead to a period of uncertainty in the eurozone. Any uncertainty is frankly unwelcome because what you need is stability and certainty for economic growth to really take root. And I think that one of the lessons that we can all draw looking at Greece is that we could have been Greece. As a country our deficit back in 2010 was very similar to the deficit that Greece had.

    "We took the difficult and frankly at times downright unpopular decisions to pull the country back from the brink and I hope that whatever the differences of opinion are between Greece and those other parts of the eurozone, that those differences can be resolved quickly because we can't afford a long period of instability."

     
  69.  
    13:45: Ask Nick Robinson

    BBC political editor Nick Robinson is on Facebook now, dispensing wisdom on your questions and comments in a live Q&A. Here's a sample:

    Facebook
     
  70.  
    13:39: 100 constituencies
    thurrock

    The BBC's Today programme is visiting 100 constituencies between now and polling day. The BBC's Matthew Price has been in Thurrock and finds that it is now a three-way battle.

    "The fracturing of the political landscape, which is happening across the country, makes this one of the least predictable general elections the UK has seen in recent memory," he says.

    As far as Harris, a 27-year-old scrap metal merchant from Grays in Essex, is concerned, the last five years have seen a shift in the political landscape of this country. "People's ideas of what they want have changed," he says.

     
  71.  
    Norman Smith BBC Assistant Political Editor

    tweets: Ed Miliband accuses PM of playing politics over reaction to Greek election result

     
  72.  
    13:29: Ask Nick Robinson

    BBC political editor Nick Robinson is at his keyboard, preparing to answer your questions on a live Facebook Q&A.

    Nick Robinson
     
  73.  
    Email: haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk Get involved

    Louis Lavery emails: Online voting, by mobile too, I assume? That'd likely encourage far more youngsters to vote. So long as it can be made secure. Someone give Dave a ring and see what he thinks.

     
  74.  
    Ross Hawkins Political correspondent, BBC News

    tweets: YouGov for Standard puts Lib Dems 5th in London, behind UKIP & Greens, Lab 10 ahead of Cons standard.co.uk/news/politics/… via @JoeMurphyLondon

     
  75.  
    13:01: How Parliament has changed BBC News Channel
    Sir Menzies Campbell, Jack Straw and Richard Ottoway

    The BBC's Norman Smith spoke to three eminent Parliamentarians planning to step down at the next election. Richard Ottoway, right, Jack Straw, centre, and Sir Menzies Campbell, who said the big changes he had seen was the pace of the news cycle and the lack of time to "sit, read and to think". He also said constituents were much more demanding than they used to be.

     
  76.  
    Tweet: @BBC_HaveYourSay Get involved

    @x00 tweets: Not sure I trust online voting enough. Or e-voting either >> Election should include online voting in 2020 - Bercow http://bbc.in/18hEQG1

     
  77.  
    12:45: Online voting plans

    Labour's Angela Eagle, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, said the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy "suggests some interesting ways to improve our democracy and help us meet the challenges of our modern age".

    "Labour is committed to piloting online voting to see if it can be done securely and affordably. We will also create a new democracy portal to draw together in one place all of the things you need to know before you vote, we will make it easier to register to vote and we will reform the scrutiny of legislation to formalise a role for the public and give a greater role to backbench MPs."

     
  78.  
    12:34: Lib Dem tax plans
    Danny Alexander Danny Alexander, left, with Vince Cable earlier this month

    Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander hits back at Conservative claims that Lib Dem plans to raise taxes are the "enemy of aspiration".

    "The Tories seem to think that aspiration should be for the rich. The Lib Dems are delivering opportunity for everyone. We have been cutting taxes from millions of working people against the wishes of the Conservatives, eight million families over £1,300-a-year better off thanks to the Liberal Democrat tax cuts. The Tories need to recognise that everybody has the right to expect the government to be on their side, not just the wealthiest."

     
  79.  
    @estembassyuk Estonian Embassy UK

    tweets: John Bercow talks abt perks of e-voting http://ow.ly/HWeOu via @guardian. #Estonia has used e-voting since 2005 http://ow.ly/HWa1H

     
  80.  
    12:20: Greek election fallout Robin Brant Political Correspondent, BBC News

    The prime minister "respects the decision of the Greek people" but he believes that the new Greek government "need to meet their international commitments" to the IMF and other creditors, Downing Street says. Asked if David Cameron has spoken to either Germany's Angela Merkel or France's President Hollande since the election result, the PM's official spokesperson said "no".

     
  81.  
    12:09: Online voting plans BBC Radio 4 The World at One

    Professor Ian Brown, Associate Director of Oxford University's Cyber Security Centre, has told the BBC's World at One that a proposal to introduce online voting by 2020 is "really incredibly optimistic". Professor Brown, who contributed to the democracy commission set up by Commons Speaker John Bercow, said the proposal would not be deliverable in time.

    "For national elections you really want to be very sure indeed that people aren't able to break into voting systems and to affect people's opinion of the trustworthiness of the results, which I think unfortunately would be a very significant risk if we in the UK were to introduce online voting in the kind of time-frame that John Bercow has talked about," he has told the programme.

     
  82.  
    12:07: Daily Politics

    The Daily Politics with Jo Coburn is under way - today they are looking at Greece's election fallout, the row over fracking and whether the old-fashioned ballot box will be a thing of the past by 2020. You can watch it live via the Live Coverage tab on this page, or on a TV on BBC Two.

     
  83.  
    12:01: Cameron on TV debates

    The prime minister has suggested that he believes that the general election leaders' debates should also represent parties in Northern Ireland. The PM was asked if he would "turn up" for the proposed seven-way debates which would include the Green Party, the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru.

    He said: "We are making good progress. I was told that it was 'appalling' and 'outrageous' that I had suggested that you couldn't have one minor party without having the other minor party and I'm delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again. They've actually come up with rather more minor parties that I had in mind, but anyway, I'm sure they've thought it all through and they know what they are doing. Although I don't quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out, because as far as I am concerned that's as important part of the United Kingdom as Wales or Scotland. But anyway, we are making good progress and I'm sure they know what they are doing.

    "I want to take part, they needed to do the minor party thing and they've certainly done that."

     
  84.  
    11:53: Coalition lessons from abroad Norman Smith BBC Assistant Political Editor

    The average time it takes continental governments to form a coalition is, on average, 30 days. "So after the election we could have a good few weeks of wrangling and manoeuvring as we try and cobble together a coalition."

     
  85.  
    11:53: Hung future?
    Nick Pearce

    Nick Pearce, director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, talks to the BBC about the possibility of a hung Parliament at the next election.

    He says coalition negotiations are often down to policy but the personal dynamics between leaders are very important too.

    "Britain is clearly evolving into a truly multi-party system," he says.

     
  86.  
    @Neil_FindlayMSP 11:53: Neil Findlay, Labour MSP

    tweets: Good to see the SNP do a U turn on the proposed women's super prison - public and Labour pressure making a real difference!

     
  87.  
    11:51: Downing Street latest Robin Brant Political Correspondent, BBC News

    Downing Street says an internal review is under way but the prime minister's official spokesman says the hoax call failings are not a disciplinary matter and they don't believe a crime was committed.

     
  88.  
    11:49: Downing Street latest Robin Brant Political Correspondent, BBC News

    The prime minister believes GCHQ should "learn what lessons to learn from this" as Downing Street confirmed an internal review was underway into how a hoax caller got through to the PM yesterday. The prime minister's official spokesman said it was not a disciplinary matter, although she admitted that parts of the protocol for putting calls through to the PM "were not followed". Asked if GCHQ's director Robert Hannigan had apologised to the PM she said that had not happened.

     
  89.  
    11:47: Osborne: Fishing & the risk from Greece

    George Osborne continues: "It is just a reminder to me - and I think a reminder to everyone here - of something very important, which is that we are linked to the fortunes of Europe. And so for everyone, today's result from the Greek election will increase economic risk for us in the European economy and I think it reinforces the need for us to go on working through an economic plan that is delivering economic security here at home."

     
  90.  
    11:45: Osborne: Fishing & the risk from Greece
    George Osborne

    UK Chancellor George Osborne, speaking in Plymouth, says: "This morning I was on a fishing boat in Newquay and the fisherman, Phil, who has fished for crabs and has done so for the last 40 years, was explaining to me how his business was being affected by the fact that spider crabs that he sells to Spain are not being sold in the same volumes - because the eurozone is not working, because jobs aren't there in Spain."

     
  91.  
    11:43: Braced for the long campaign Norman Smith BBC Assistant Political Editor

    The BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith says "most of us here at Westminster are bracing ourselves actually not just for the election... but for the aftermath because all the signs are we could be heading for a hung Parliament".

     
  92.  
    11:43: Rajeev Syal The Guardian

    Here's the Guardian's take on the idea that people should be offered the opportunity to cast their vote online in the 2020 general election, as suggested by a commission set up by House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow.

     
  93.  
    11:29: Greece election Robert Peston Business editor, BBC News

    Why aren't the financial markets panicking about Greece? BBC Business editor Robert Peston considers the question.

     
  94.  
    11:27: Quote: Cameron on hoax call

    "I had Florence on my back - to add to the exercise regime... My Blackberry went in my pocket - I answered it and it claimed to be a conference call established, which I do obviously very frequently with the head of GCHQ and some of the staff in my office. A voice came through which I didn't recognise, the voice said that he was sorry to wake me up which I thought was strange as it was eleven o'clock in the morning, and so I quite rapidly asked "Who is this?" and the answer came "It is a hoax call" and so I pushed the red button on my Blackberry which ended the call.

    "No harm was done, no national security was breached but it is important when these thing happen to that we do everything we can to put in place systems to weed out hoax calls but every now and again I suspect these things will happen"

     
  95.  
    Email: haveyoursay@bbc.co.uk Get involved

    Louis Lavery emails: Does the "greater security for everyone and every family" include our phone calls, Dave?

     
  96.  
    11:25: Key dates ahead Jo Coburn BBC political correspondent

    The 2015 general election is 101 days away and the parties are ramping up their campaigns for votes. The BBC's Jo Coburn goes through some key dates ahead of the UK choosing a new government.

     
  97.  
    11:21: Labour letter

    Political news site Labour List reports: "A group of 16 Labour MPs have issued a public statement, expressing concern about elements of Labour's policy agenda and urging a change of course in three key areas.

    "The letter - signed by MPs on the left of the Parliamentary Labour Party - calls for an alternative to Labour's current deficit reduction plans, public ownership of the railways and a return to collective bargaining and employment rights in the workplace."

     
  98.  
    11:14: Election debates BBC Radio 5 live

    Broadcasters have proposed TV debates with seven parties taking part. The BBC's John Pienaar imagines what they will sound like… with the help of some creative editing.

     
  99.  
    11:13: Election debates

    "We are making good progress" on the format of the TV election debates, the David Cameron says. "I'm delighted the broadcasters have gone away and thought again.

    "They've actually come up with rather more minor parties than I had in mind. But anyway I'm sure they've thought it all through and they know what they're doing - although I don't quite see why Northern Ireland seems to be missing out because as far as I'm concerned it is an as important part of our United Kingdom as Wales or Scotland.

    "I want to take part."

     
  100.  
    @tessamunt Tessa Munt, Liberal Democrat MP

    tweets: Income tax cuts wouldn't be happening without @libdems in govt. Cameron said they were unaffordable & here's proof - http://bit.ly/15zfwda

     

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