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Benn, Tony

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBenn, TonyTony BennBenn, Tony /ben/  (1925–2014) a British politician in the Labour Party, known for his strong left-wing opinions. He inherited the title of Viscount Stansgate, but he gave up his title so that he could become a member of the House of Commons. He was a minister in the Labour governments of the 1960s and 1970s, and his political diaries (diary ) provide a detailed description of political life in the UK. He retired from Parliament in 2001.
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