On this month's political programme, MPs from all three main parties remembered the former Labour cabinet minister and campaigner as both a firebrand, and an inspiration to young people.
Watch their discussion here:
North East Labour figures including the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird and the MPs Andy McDonald, who represents Middlesbrough, and Grahame Morris, who represents Easington, have all paid tribute to Tony Benn on Twitter.
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: