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".
More top news
As MPs debate whether Donald Trump should be allowed to make a state visit to the UK, protestors in Newcastle have met at Grey's Monument
The Sunderland striker believes David Moyes' side have the experience needed to ensure another year of Premier League football
The jury in the trial of Helen Bailey's fiance, who is accused of murdering the Northumberland author is due to start deliberations.