Tony Benn

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The Right Honourable
Tony Benn
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Benn in 2007
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
10 June 1975 – 4 May 1979
Prime Meenister Harold Wilson
James Callaghan
Precedit bi Eric Varley
Succeedit bi David Howell
Secretary of State for Industry
In office
5 March 1974 – 10 June 1975
Prime Meenister Harold Wilson
Precedit bi Peter Walker (at DTI)
Succeedit bi Eric Varley
Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
20 September 1971 – 25 September 1972
Leader Harold Wilson
Precedit bi Ian Mikardo
Succeedit bi William Simpson
Minister of Technology
In office
4 July 1966 – 19 June 1970
Prime Meenister Harold Wilson
Precedit bi Frank Cousins
Succeedit bi Geoffrey Rippon
Postmaster General
In office
15 October 1964 – 4 July 1966
Prime Meenister Harold Wilson
Precedit bi Reginald Bevins
Succeedit bi Edward Short
Member of Parliament
for Chesterfield
In office
1 March 1984 – 7 June 2001
Precedit bi Eric Varley
Succeedit bi Paul Holmes
Majority 24,633 (46.5%)
Member of Parliament
for Bristol South East
In office
20 August 1963 – 9 June 1983
Precedit bi Malcolm St Clair
Succeedit bi Constituency Abolished
Majority 1,890 (3.5%)
In office
30 November 1950 – 17 November 1960
Precedit bi Stafford Cripps
Succeedit bi Malcolm St Clair
Majority 13,044 (39%)
President of the Stop the War Coalition
In office
21 September 2001 – 14 March 2014
Vice Preses Lindsey German
Precedit bi Office created
Personal details
Born Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn
3 Apryle 1925(1925-04-03)
Marylebone, London, England
Dee'd 14 Mairch 2014(2014-03-14) (aged 88)
London, England
Naitionality British
Poleetical pairty Labour
Spoose(s) Caroline DeCamp
(m. 1949–2000, her death)
Bairns Stephen, Hilary, Melissa, Joshua
Alma mater New College, Oxford
Religion Agnostic[1]
Militar service
Service/branch Royal Air Force
Rank Pilot officer
Battles/wars World War II

Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn (3 Aprile 192514 Mairch 2014) wis a Breetish politeecian who served as Secretary of State for Energy. He wis a Member of Parliament (MP) frae 1950 tae 2001 and a cabinet minister unner Harold Wilson and James Callaghan.

Benn died on 14 Mairch 2014.[2][3] He wis 88.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Benn, Tony (2007). More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001–2007. London: Hutchinson. p. 223. 
  2. "BBC News - Labour stalwart Tony Benn dies at 88". BBC Online. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  3. Anderson, Steve (14 March 2004). "Tony Benn dead: Veteran Labour politician passes away aged 88". The Independent. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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