Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn (3 Aprile 192514 Mairch 2014) wis a Breetish politeecian who served as Secretary of State for Energy. He wis a Member of Parliament (MP) frae 1950 tae 2001 and a cabinet minister unner Harold Wilson and James Callaghan.


Tony Benn
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Benn in 2007
Secretary of State for Energy
In office
10 June 1975 – 4 May 1979
Prime MeenisterHarold Wilson
James Callaghan
Precedit biEric Varley
Succeedit biDavid Howell
Secretary of State for Industry
In office
5 March 1974 – 10 June 1975
Prime MeenisterHarold Wilson
Precedit biPeter Walker (at DTI)
Succeedit biEric Varley
Chairman of the Labour Party
In office
20 September 1971 – 25 September 1972
LeaderHarold Wilson
Precedit biIan Mikardo
Succeedit biWilliam Simpson
Minister of Technology
In office
4 July 1966 – 19 June 1970
Prime MeenisterHarold Wilson
Precedit biFrank Cousins
Succeedit biGeoffrey Rippon
Postmaster General
In office
15 October 1964 – 4 July 1966
Prime MeenisterHarold Wilson
Precedit biReginald Bevins
Succeedit biEdward Short
Member of Parliament
for Chesterfield
In office
1 March 1984 – 7 June 2001
Precedit biEric Varley
Succeedit biPaul Holmes
Majority24,633 (46.5%)
Member of Parliament
for Bristol South East
In office
20 August 1963 – 9 June 1983
Precedit biMalcolm St Clair
Succeedit biConstituency Abolished
Majority1,890 (3.5%)
In office
30 November 1950 – 17 November 1960
Precedit biStafford Cripps
Succeedit biMalcolm St Clair
Majority13,044 (39%)
President of the Stop the War Coalition
In office
21 September 2001 – 14 March 2014
Vice PresesLindsey German
Precedit biOffice created
Personal details
BornAnthony Neil Wedgwood Benn
3 Apryle 1925(1925-04-03)
Marylebone, London, England
Dee'd14 Mairch 2014(2014-03-14) (aged 88)
London, England
NaitionalityBritish
Poleetical pairtyLabour
Spoose(s)Caroline DeCamp
(m. 1949–2000, her death)
BairnsStephen, Hilary, Melissa, Joshua
Alma materNew College, Oxford
ReligionAgnostic[1]
Militar service
Service/branchRoyal Air Force
RankPilot officer
Battles/warsWorld War II

Benn died on 14 Mairch 2014.[2][3] He wis 88.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Benn, Tony (2007). More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001–2007. London: Hutchinson. p. 223.
  2. "BBC News - Labour stalwart Tony Benn dies at 88". BBC Online. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2014.
  3. Anderson, Steve (14 Mairch 2004). "Tony Benn dead: Veteran Labour politician passes away aged 88". The Independent. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2014.

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