Conservatives Eric Pickles and Gavin Barwell, the MP for Malcolm Wicks' neighbouring constituency, joined former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott in paying tribute to the former energy minister.
Our deepest sympathies to Margaret Wicks and her children on the passing of Malcolm. Such sad news
Very sad to learn of the death of Malcolm Wicks he was a man of great wit and humanity
V sad to hear Malcolm Wicks has passed away A great MP for #Croydon North & a good friend. Drive home from SW1 won't be the same without him
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