David Cameron has made a statement on the death of former Chancellor Denis Healey.
The Prime Minister said:
We’ve lost a huge figure of post-war politics. A hero in World War Two as Beach Master at Anzio and a brave politician, Denis Healey told his party hard truths about Britain having to live within her means. By all accounts he was a hugely entertaining man personally – and author of tremendously readable and informative books.
A great man and a genuine public servant has left us. We should mourn with his family and give thanks for all he gave our country.