Veteran Labour politician Tony Benn dies aged 88

The former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn has died at home today at the age of 88, his family has said in a statement.

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MPs across political divide pay respects to Tony Benn

There were warm words across the political spectrum today for veteran Labour politician Tony Benn, who died this morning aged 88.

Ed Miliband described the former cabinet minister as a "champion of the powerless" and said Mr Benn's "unshakeable beliefs" had been an inspiration.

David Cameron said his death was a "sad day for British politics," describing Benn as "an extraordinary man, a great writer and a brilliant speaker".

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:

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