Former Tory deputy chairman Lord McAlpine dies

Former Conservative Party deputy chairman Lord McAlpine has died aged 71, his family has announced.

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Tebbit: McAlpine was 'deeply upset' about false claims

Former Conservative minister Lord Tebbit said Lord McAlpine, who has died aged 71, was "deeply upset" by the recent incorrect allegations about his private life.

Lord Tebbit told the BBC: "He had always got something interesting to say. A very cultured man, very interested in the arts, also much-travelled.

Lord Tebbit said Lord McAlpine was 'deeply upset' by recent allegations. Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

"He seemed to find a quite natural home in Italy in recent years."

Lord McAlpine was falsely implicated in abuse allegations following a BBC Newsnight investigation.

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