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Tributes paid to former Jarrow MP Lord Dixon

Former Jarrow MP Lord Dixon Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Tributes have been paid to long serving former Jarrow MP Lord Dixon who has died at the age of 87.

The Labour MP served from 1979 until his retirement in 1997. Before entering politics he'd worked on the Tyne shipyards.

He passed away on Sunday.

On Twitter former Gateshead Council Leader and MP for Tyne Bridge said:

While Commons Deputy Speaker and MP for Chorley and Lindsay Hoyle tweeted to say:

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