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Statement on death of Tony Benn

Prime Minister David Cameron describes veteran politician as a "magnificent writer, speaker, diarist and campaigner".

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn has died at home at the age of 88.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

I am sorry to hear that Tony Benn has died. He was a magnificent writer, speaker, diarist and campaigner, with a strong record of public and political service. There was never a dull moment listening to him, even when you disagreed with everything he said.

Published 14 March 2014