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Tony Benn

Tony BennAKA Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Born: 3-Apr-1925
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 14-Mar-2014
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Radical left Labour MP

Military service: Royal Air Force (pilot, 1943-45, WWII)

Formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, renounced title 31 July 1963.

Father: William Wedgwood Benn (Labour MP, 1st Viscount Stansgate, b. 1877, d. 1960)
Mother: Margaret Eadie Holmes
Brother: Michael Wedgwood Benn (d. WWII aircraft shot down)
Wife: Caroline de Camp (m. 17-Jun-1949, d. 22-Nov-2000, three sons, one daughter)
Son: Stephen
Son: Hilary Benn (Labour MP, b. 26-Nov-1953)
Daughter: Melissa
Son: Joshua

    University: Westminster School
    University: MA, New College, Oxford University (1949)

    UK Secretary of State for Energy (1975-79)
    UK Minister Secretary of State for Industry:(1974-75)
    UK Minister of Technology (1966-70)
    UK Member of Parliament for Chesterfield (1984-2001)
    UK Postmaster General (1964-66)
    UK Member of Parliament for Bristol South East (1963-83)
    UK Member of Parliament for Bristol South East (1950-61)
    Fabian Society
    Labour Party (UK)
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Pacemaker

    Ethos (10-Feb-2011) · Himself
    Taking Liberties (8-Jun-2007) · Himself
    Sicko (19-May-2007) · Himself

Author of books:
Arguments for Socialism (1979)
Arguments for Democracy (1981)
Common Sense (1993, with Andrew Hood)

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