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Tony Benn Funeral: Details For Well-Wishers Wanting To Attend On Thursday Now Released

23/03/2014 13:36 GMT | Updated 24/03/2014 08:59 GMT
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File photo dated 18/03/03 of Tony Benn. The veteran politician died at home today at the age of 88, his family said in a statement.

Details have been released of former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn's funeral.

The service will take place at St Margaret's Church in Westminster at 11am on Thursday.

Benn's body will be taken by hearse from the gates of New Palace Yard, with family members following on foot.

People wishing to attend have been asked to email benn.funeral@westminster-abbey.org.

There will also be space outside for the public to pay their respects.

A memorial meeting will be held later in the year.

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