Ed Miliband has spoken of his "delight" that Alan Turing has received a Royal Pardon.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, the Labour leader posted:
Alan Turing was a hero and an extraordinary academic - his work helped win World War II. I'm delighted he has received a Royal Pardon.
WWII codebreaker whose work may have shortened the war by two years was persecuted for being gay but pardoned after a long campaign.
During WW2, Alan Turing worked at the Government Code and Cypher School where he devised techniques which cracked the German Enigma code.