Education Secretary Michael Gove has paid tribute to former Chesterfield MP Tony Benn, describing him as a "spellbinding" speaker with a "luminously generous" personality.
During a visit to schools in the East Midlands, Mr Gove told ITV News Central that Benn had made politics a "noble calling".
Tony Benn's funeral drew a kaleidoscope of political persuasions united to pay tribute to his life's work and his enduring legacy.
Wesley Smith recalls the time he spent with the former MP for Chesterfield, Tony Benn, who died at his home today at the age of 88.
By any standards Tony Benn's was a rich and fascinating life - born into a political family he met Gandhi and Lloyd George before his teens.