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Tony Benn

It is with genuine sadness that we note the death of Tony Benn – a man of principle who inspired and challenged, whether you agreed with him or not.

Tony Benn who died at the age of 88 will be remembered as a towering figure of British politics. He was first elected as a Labour MP in 1950, served in the cabinet, renounced a peerage to remain in the house of commons,  finally retiring as an MP in 2001. He was a political diarist and prolific speaker and writer, and leafing figure in the anti war movement until his death.

Always speaking his mind and with a commanding analytical and accessible style, he became a popular and respected campaigner and speaker beyond the Labour Party.

In 2006, he topped a poll commissioned by the BBC’s Daily Politics programme to find who people considered to be their political hero.

 

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