Plebgate: Bernard Jenkin on Andrew Mitchell inquiry

Help

The cabinet secretary was not the right person to have investigated issues around Andrew Mitchell and "plebgate" affair, said Conservative MP Bernard Jenkin.

The Public Administration Committee chairman said the investigation "failed to uncover the truth" and there were lessons to learn.

He said it was "asking too much" of Sir Jeremy Heywood to carry out work on this while "keeping the wheels on the bus of the government and support the prime minister".

The former Tory Chief Whip was alleged to have called officers "plebs" outside Downing Street in September, but he denied used the word, although he admitted swearing.

MORE FROM THE DAILY POLITICS

More clips on our BBC website; 'like' us on Facebook page; follow us on Twitter or watch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayer

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.