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Miliband: Labour lost one of its best in Paul Goggins MP

Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Paul Goggins MP at the House of Commons following news of his death.

I want to pay tribute to our friend and colleage Paul Goggins MP. He was one of the kindest and most decent people in this House and he was someone of the deepest principle.

It shone throughout his career: social worker, councillor, MP and minister. It is the measure of the man and his ability that he earned the respect, trust and affection of all sides in Northern Ireland.

The Labour Party has lost one of its own and one of its best.

– Labour leader Ed Miliband

Cameron: Paul Goggins MP was a 'kind and brilliant man'

David Cameron has paid tribute to Paul Goggins MP at the Prime Minister's Questions following news of his death.

"I know that the sudden death of Paul Goggins MP would have shocked everyone across this House. He was a kind and brilliant man who believed profoundly in public service. He cared deeply about the welfare of children and about the importance of social work and he brought his own very clear experience to bear as an MP and as a minister.

– Prime Minster David Cameron


Miliband: MPs had 'greatest affection' for Paul Goggins

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said that all sides of the House of Commons had the "greatest affection, admiration and respect" for Paul Goggins MP, who has died aged 60.

Paul Goggins' family: 'Completely heartbroken'

In a statement released to the Manchester Evening News, Paul Goggins' family said they were 'completely heartbroken' following his death.

Last night Paul Goggins, our dear dad and husband, died in hospital in Salford with us by his side. We are completely heartbroken.

He had been very ill since collapsing last week. The way in which he has been cared for at Salford Royal has been such a comfort to us and we can't thank the staff enough for this.

We have been overwhelmed by the support and good wishes we have received from so many people - a real sign of love and a reflection of the sort of person Paul/Dad was.

We would also like to thank the media for continuing to respect our privacy at such a difficult time.

– Paul Goggins family statement.

MP Paul Goggins remembered as a 'great minister'

MP Paul Goggins has been remembered as a 'great minister' among tributes following news of his death.


MPs pay tribute to Labour MP Paul Goggins

MPs from across the political spectrum have been paying tribute to the Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East Paul Goggins, who has died aged 60.

PM: 'Prayers with MP who collapsed on run'

Paul Goggins collapsed during a run with his son near his home. Credit: PA Wire

The Prime Minister said his "thoughts and prayers" are with MP Paul Goggins and his family after he collapsed during a run with his son.

David Cameron said: "My thoughts and prayers, like those of MPs across Parliament, are with Paul Goggins MP and his family following the sad news that he has been taken seriously ill."