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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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Cameron 'saddened' by news of John Cole's death

Commenting on the death of former BBC political editor John Cole, who has died aged 85 after a long illness, David Cameron's official spokesman said:

"The Prime Minister is deeply saddened by the news and would send his condolences, of course, to Mr Cole's family and friends.

"He is someone who contributed so much to British political life."

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