Tony Benn

14 March 2014

Mick Whelan said: ‘Tony Benn was a lifelong socialist, a true man of the people, and a man of principle, who fought passionately and proudly for his political beliefs, who was committed to creating a better world for every man, woman and child. He was a wonderful public speaker and a true friend of the trade union movement whose death leaves an enormous vacuum. Our thoughts, at this sad time, are with his family and all his colleagues in the labour movement.’

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