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David Cameron paid a warm tribute during Prime Minister's Questions to Sir Stuart Bell, the Labour MP for Middlesbrough who died on Saturday.
Sir Stuart had held the seat for nearly 30 years.
The Prime Minister described him as a hugely popular MP "whose kindness transcended the political divide".
Former Stockton South MP Dari Taylor spoke of her sadness after the death of Middlesbrough MP Sir Stuart Bell.
Statement from Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon regarding the death of Sir Stuart Bell. He said:
Labour leader Ed Miliband MP has responded to the death of Sir Stuart Bell MP. He said:
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Middlesbrough MP Sir Stuart Bell has died aged 74