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BBC broadcaster John Cole dies

Former BBC Political Editor John Cole has died at 85 after a long illness. He was in the role from 1981 until the 1992 General Election. David Cameron led the tributes, saying: "He is someone who contributed so much to British political life."

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BBC reports former political editor John Cole has died

The BBC is reporting that its former political editor John Cole has died aged 85 after a long illness.

He was in the post from 1981 until the 1992 General Election.

Political correspondent Chris Mason tweeted:

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