MPs to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons

MPs will pay tribute to Nelson Mandela in the Commons today. Question time has been suspended and instead Speaker John Bercow will make an opening address, followed by words from David Cameron and other party leaders.

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Naomi Campbell: Mandela gave me a reason for being

Model Naomi Campbell said it would take time to come to terms with the death of Nelson Mandela and that he had given her "a reason for being" during difficult periods in her life.

Campbell said: "Nelson Mandela has stood as a figure of strength, hope, freedom, selflessness and love, and I join everyone across the world in mourning his passing.

Model Naomi Campbell said Nelson Mandela was 'much more than a figurehead to me'. Credit: Tony DiMaio/PA Wire/Press Association Images

"However, he was much more than just a figurehead to me - he was my mentor, my honorary grandfather, my Tata.

"Since meeting him in 1993, he's guided me and gave me a reason for being in the tough times of my life. He changed my perception of the world."

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