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Former British cabinet minister Tony Benn dies at 88

_73574269_73573821It has been reported by the family member of the Former cabinet minister and veteran left-wing campaigner Tony Benn, that he had his last breadth at his home.
Mr Benn, 88-year-old former Labour MP, had been seriously ill.
He became an MP in November 1950 and served in the cabinet under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan.
A major figure on the left of the party, he narrowly missed out on the deputy leadership in 1981 and went on to be a popular public speaker, anti-war campaigner and political diarist.
In a statement his children Stephen, Hilary, Melissa and Joshua said Mr Benn died peacefully early this morning at his home in west London surrounded by his family.

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