The Northumberland Labour MP Ian Lavery has paid tribute to Tony Benn, as a politician and as a personal friend.
The MP for Wansbeck, who was once President of the National Union of Miners, said he was greatly saddened by the death.
The Labour MP for Wansbeck, Ian Lavery, has added his voice to the tributes to Tony Benn.
The Northumberland MP - a former President of the NUM - said he was greatly saddened to hear the news of Tony Benn's death:
As energy bills rise, what are the solutions? Two Northumberland MPs came into the Around The House studio to debate the issue.
Watch the discussion between the Labour MP for Wansbeck Ian Lavery and the Hexham Conservative member, Guy Opperman:
On tonight's Around The House from Westminster, Northumberland MPs Ian Lavery and Guy Opperman discuss fuel poverty and the deaths related to illnesses caused by living in cold homes:
You can see the full debate on Around The House with Helen Ford, tonight (Thursday 16 January) at 11.35pm on ITV.
The MP for Wansbeck, Ian Lavery, has been talking about the issue of blacklisting.
Mr Lavery raised the issue of blacklisting in today's Prime Minister's Questions.
The North East MP is calling for "an immediate investigation into the scandal" surrounding blacklisting.