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Cameron Said Willing to Restore Mitchell to Government

Prime Minister David Cameron may restore Andrew Mitchell, the U.K. minister who resigned over alleged insults to police, to office if new evidence exonerates him, a person familiar with the premier’s thinking said.

Mitchell quit his job as the Tory party’s chief whip on Oct. 19 after weeks of pressure over a verbal attack on police. The opposition Labour Party led calls for him to resign after The Sun newspaper reported Sept. 21 that he called Metropolitan Police officers outside the premier’s Downing Street office in London “plebs” and said they should “learn their place” because they refused to let him cycle through the main gate.