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Tony Benn History

Left-wing Labour politician. Served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Resigned as an MP when his father Baron Stangate died in 1960. Campaigned for the Peerage Act (1963), allowing peers to renounce their title. Cabinet Minister under Wilson and Callaghan in Industry, Energy and Technology, he was largely responsible for Concorde. During the 1970s and 1980s he was the prominent figure on the left of the Labour Party. Retired from Parliament in 2000. Despite his left-wing politics he is admired by right-wing British media and politicians and is a staunch anti-war campaigner.

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