Becky Milligan profiles Andrew Mitchell, who resigned as Conservative chief whip last year after being accused of calling officers guarding the Downing Street gates 'plebs'.
Last year, long-standing Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell was forced to resign his new job as Chief Whip after being accused of calling police officers guarding the Downing Street gates "plebs." The so-called 'Plebgate' saga has hit the headlines once again this week after a committee of MPs summoned three senior police officers to explain their inquiry into the incident. While last year Andrew Mitchell was the focus of controversy, the Rugby and Cambridge-educated disciplinarian is now eliciting sympathy in many quarters. Becky Milligan looks at the life of a man caught in the eye of a political storm.
Producer: Ben Crighton.