Tony Benn taken to hospital

Former Labour minister and anti-war campaigner Tony Benn is thought to be 'comfortable' after being take into hospital on the advice of his GP.

Labour MPs send messages of support to Tony Benn

Three current Labour MPs have sent messages of support to veteran campaigner Tony Benn, who was taken to hospital yesterday.

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Very best wishes to my dearly loved predecessor Tony Benn, for a speedy recovery. Pls pass on #chesterfield 's good wishes @hilarybennmp

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What would #tony Benn think about being wished better on Twitter? All strength and very best wishes

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Sending lots of love to my old friend and comrade Tony Benn tonight. Saw him last week and so clear he has much still to offer.

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Tony Benn is taken to hospital, spokesman confirms

Tony Benn. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

President of Stop the War coalition and the former Labour party politician Tony Benn has been taken to hospital, his spokesman has confirmed.

He said: "Tony Benn was taken into hospital on Wednesday afternoon on the advice of his GP after feeling unwell. He is resting comfortably".