The Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP, has made a statement following the death of Tony Benn.
"I was very sad to learn of Tony Benn's passing. I have been proud to know him for the last two decades and to be able to call him a friend. He was a man of deep socialist principle, obvious humanity and great personal warmth. A brilliant Parliamentarian, he penned amongst the most memorable political diaries. He will be sorely missed."
Statement in the Commons Chamber: 17 March 2014
Mr Speaker also made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 17 March 2014.
Contributions to Parliamentary debate
Historic Hansard contains contributions to Parliamentary debates dating from 1803-2005.
Speaker's Lectures: Tristram Hunt MP on Tony Benn
As part of a series of lectures in 2011 marking the centenary of the 1911 Parliament Act, MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central, Tristram Hunt spoke about Tony Benn's career.
Art in Parliament
Living Heritage: Women and the Vote
In 1991 Tony Benn MP place a plaque to Emily Wilding Davison in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft.
Image: PA/Fiona Hanson
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