'Laughter and tears' at Tony Benn's funeral in Westminster

The funeral has taken place of veteran Labour politician Tony Benn just yards from the House of Commons where he spent more than 50 years. Mourners said there were "laughter and tears" during the service.

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Tony Benn funeral: Crowds pay tribute to 'one-off MP'

Devoted crowds are waiting outside in Westminster as the funeral service of former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn gets underway.

One banner describes the left-wing MP as "truly irreplacable", while another calls him "our Tony Benn".

One poster reads "his truth goes marching on". Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
Another describes Mr Benn as "a one off MP". Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
The Durham Miners Association hoist a flag in Benn's honour. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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