14/03/2014 05:17 GMT | Updated 14/03/2014 05:59 GMT

Tony Benn Dead: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Former Labour MP

Tony Benn - rightly described by Labour leader Ed Miliband as an "iconic figure of our age" - has passed away, aged 88. But how much do you really know about the former Labour MP and cabinet minister? Here are 11 things you probably didn't know about the late, great Anthony Wedgwood Benn.

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