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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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Blair remembers Malcolm Wicks as a 'wonderful colleague'

Mr Wicks had "complete integrity in all he did", Mr Blair has said. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive

Tony Blair has added his tribute to former energy minister Malcolm Wicks.

"Malcolm was a wonderful colleague. I worked closely with him for many years," the former Prime Minister said.

"He had a very basic principle that guided his life: to do what he could for others, to serve, to be committed and to work hard for causes that were always about helping those who needed it most," he continued.

Mr Blair added: "He had complete integrity in all he did and both as an MP for Croydon and a minister was immensely popular across the political divide. He will be greatly missed."

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