Tributes to late Labour Minister

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his predecessor Gordon Brown have led tributes to former energy minister Malcolm Wicks. The Croydon North MP, who had been diagnosed with cancer last year, has died at the age of 65.

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Malcolm Wicks was a 'great minister' says Gordon Brown

Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown tonight said:

Tonight we mourn the passing of Malcolm Wicks, who was a great thinker, writer, campaigner and parliamentarian.

He was a passionate advocate of social justice, a conscientious constituency MP and a great minister throughout the Labour Government.

I talked to him during his long period of ill-health and I marvelled at his courage and tenacity in fighting his illness. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his family.

– Gordon Brown

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