Sad to hear that my predecessor in Chesterfield Tony Benn has died. He was a kind man,a political giant& one of the great orators of any era
Admired so many things about Benn: unwavering principles; always open to new ideas; stellar political speaker but unfailingly courteous.
Terribly sorry to hear about Tony Benn. Thoughts are with all his family and many friends…
Peer, self-demoter, Post Master General, Energy Secretary, would-be party leader and Prime Minster, he was, above all that, a friend.
By any standards Tony Benn's was a rich and fascinating life - born into a political family he met Gandhi and Lloyd George before his teens.