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Austin Mitchell 'misquoted' over Grimsby election

Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has rubbished a story in which he is quoted as saying Labour would hold the seat at the election even if its candidate was a "raving alcoholic sex paedophile".

Mr Mitchell, the sitting MP who is to retire in May, was quoted making the comment in the Independent on Sunday.

He accused the Independent on Sunday of "bad journalism" and said his comments were a response to an attack on Grimsby and his replacement Labour candidate, Melanie Onn.

Matt Cole reports

  • 22 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
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