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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

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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