‘Plebgate’ MP Andrew Mitchell denies being born and bred in Hampstead

Andrew Mitchell MP speaks to Conservative supporters and activists. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Andrew Mitchell MP speaks to Conservative supporters and activists. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Ah, the perils of relying on Wikipedia.

“Plebgate” MP Andrew Mitchell was confidently introduced as a “Hampsteadonian” born and bred in NW3 to a recent gathering of Conservative activists in support of Cllr Simon Marcus, Tory candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn, at a private home on Monday.

Intrigued, Heathman asked the former chief whip about his local roots: “So, where in Hampstead are you from?”

“I’m not,” came the reply.

Perhaps someone should tell the online encyclopaedia.

He does, though, live within cycling distance in Islington.