WORCESTER'S MP has called on the Government to "learn the lessons" of the Iraq war after the Chilcot Report savaged Tony Blair.

Robin Walker has also revealed his frustration at the seven-year wait for the inquiry to finish, saying suffering families have had to endure extra suffering for too long.

Yesterday Sir John Chilcot released his 6,000-page, 12-volume dossier which shamed the ex-premier for the deeply controversial 2003 invasion.

The inquiry attacked Mr Blair's reasoning for going to war, called the British intelligence "flawed" and said Saddam Hussein was "no imminent threat" despite Mr Blair's claims at the time.

It said the £11.8 billion conflict, which killed 179 British troops and more than 150,000 Iraqis, has left a "damaging legacy" of mistrust in politicians to this day.

Mr Walker, who was elected in 2010, said: "It has taken far too long to get to this stage, and I do wish it had been released sooner.

"But broadly speaking I do think for many MPs like myself who were elected after the Iraq war it's important we defer to people who were around at the time, like Kenneth Clarke and David Cameron, who remembered it.

"I don't think it will do any good just having a go at Tony Blair, no matter how easy that would be politically.

"It’s very important we learn all the lessons from this and I do think both David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn were very sensible in their responses.

"They made the point we should be focusing on the families affected by this, their loved ones and the people in Iraq who face the consequences.

"We have to learn whatever lessons we can for the future."

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin, who also entered the Commons six years ago, told the Worcester News Britain would be "condemned to repeat" the errors of Iraq unless ministers were serious about learning from it.

"My thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones as a result of this conflict," she said.

"This is an extensive report - it's important we learn the lessons of history or we are condemned to repeat them."

We revealed yesterday how former Labour Worcester MP Mike Foster, who voted for the war in 2003, said "you can't turn the clock back".

The Chilcot Report said the invasion started "before peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted".

Mr Blair has called it "the hardest, most momentous and agonising decision I made as Prime Minister" and is fending off fresh calls from bereaved families that he should be tried for war crimes.