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  Benn, Tony
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationLabour  
<-  2000-01-01  
 
NameTony Benn
Previous Name11/17/1960 - 07/31/1963 Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn, Viscount Stansgate
AddressHolland Park
Kensington, London, , England
EmailNone
Websitehttp://www.tonybenn.com/
Born April 03, 1925
DiedMarch 14, 2014 (88 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Nov 26, 2015 11:42pm
Tags Caucasian - English - Socialist - Anti-Missile Defense - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Environment - Pro-Labor - Widowed - Christian -
InfoHailed as the "spiritual leader" of the British Labour Party by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Tony Benn, was born in London on April 3rd 1925, the son, grandson and father of MPs, he retired from the House of Commons in May 2001, after fifty years in Parliament, to 'devote more time to politics', the longest serving Labour MP in the history of the party, which he joined in 1942.

He was a Cabinet minister in the Wilson and Callaghan governments from 1964 - 79, as Minister of Technology, Secretary of State for both Industry and Energy and President of the Council of European Energy ministers in 1977.

An elected member of the National Executive Committee of the Labour party from 1959 - 1994, he was Chairman of the Party in 1971/2.

He is a member of the Transport and General Workers Union and the National Union of Journalists, and an honorary member of the National Union of Mineworkers,

His published Diaries in seven volumes cover the period from 1942-1990, and the next volume ' Free at Last' from 1990 - 2002 is being published on October 3rd 2002.

He has also written seven other books, including 'Arguments for Socialism' many pamphlets, and several Videos and Audio tapes have also been published.

The holder of seven honorary Doctorates from British and American universities, he has just been appointed as a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and is a regular broadcaster.

In 1949 he married Caroline Benn, educationalist and author of the biography of Keir Hardie who died in 2000 and they have four children and ten grandchildren.


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BOOKS
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Years of Hope: Diaries, 1940-62  Purchase Craverguy 
Tony Benn: A Political Life  Purchase Craverguy 
The End of an Era: Diaries, 1980-90  Purchase Craverguy 
Out of the Wilderness: Diaries, 1963-67  Purchase Craverguy 
Office Without Power: Diaries, 1968-72  Purchase Craverguy 
Letters to My Grandchildren: Thoughts on the Future  Purchase Craverguy 
Free Radical: New Century Essays  Purchase Craverguy 
Free at Last!: Diaries, 1991-2001  Purchase Craverguy 
Dare to Be a Daniel: Then and Now  Purchase Craverguy 
Conflicts of Interest: Diaries, 1977-80  Purchase Craverguy 
Against the Tide: Diaries, 1973-77  Purchase Craverguy 

EVENTS
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NEWS
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DISCUSSION
Importance? 9.50000 Average

FAMILY
Son Stephen Benn 1951-
Granddaughter Emily Benn 1989-
Son Hilary Benn 1953-
Father William Wedgwood Benn 1877-1960
Grandfather John Benn 1850-1922

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  05/01/1997 UK Parliament - Chesterfield Won 50.80% (+11.24%)
  07/01/1992 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Lost 1.15% (-2.89%)
  04/09/1992 UK Parliament - Chesterfield Won 47.27% (+11.46%)
  10/18/1988 Labour Party - Leader Lost 11.40% (-77.20%)
  06/11/1987 UK Parliament - Chesterfield Won 45.46% (+15.90%)
  03/01/1984 UK Parliament - Chesterfield - By-election Won 46.48% (+11.82%)
  06/09/1983 UK Parliament - Bristol East Lost 36.88% (-3.65%)
  09/27/1981 Labour Party - Deputy Leader Lost 49.60% (-0.80%)
  12/04/1980 Labour Party Shadow Cabinet Election Lost 4.11% (-2.57%)
  05/03/1979 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 45.38% (+3.45%)
  03/25/1976 Labour Party Leader - First Round Lost 11.78% (-16.88%)
  10/10/1974 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 49.13% (+17.72%)
  02/28/1974 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 47.00% (+14.01%)
  11/17/1971 Labour Party - Deputy Leader Lost 0.00% (-52.63%)
  06/18/1970 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 55.40% (+10.80%)
  03/31/1966 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 61.35% (+22.70%)
  10/15/1964 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 60.16% (+20.32%)
  08/20/1963 UK Parliament - Bristol South East - By-election Won 79.73% (+60.75%)
  05/04/1961 UK Parliament - Bristol South East - By-election Lost 69.47% (+38.93%)
  10/08/1959 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 56.24% (+12.47%)
  05/26/1955 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 59.47% (+18.95%)
  10/25/1951 UK Parliament - Bristol South East Won 65.05% (+30.10%)
  11/30/1950 UK Parliament - Bristol South East - By-election Won 56.73% (+21.53%)
ENDORSEMENTS
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Sep 22, 2010 LAB Ed Miliband
London Mayor - May 01, 2008 I Ken Livingstone
Labour Party Deputy Leader - First Round - Jun 24, 2007 LAB Hilary Benn
UK Labour Party - Leadership - Jun 23, 2007 LAB John McDonnell
Venezuelan Presidential Recall - Aug 15, 2004 NO No
United Kingdom European Communities Membership Referendum - Jun 05, 1975 NO No