Anthony Neil Wedgwood (Tony) BENN

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1925-04-03
Education Westminster, New Coll Oxford
Publications Publications The Privy Council as a Second Chamber (1957), The Regeneration of Britain (1964), The New Politics (1970), Speeches (1974), Arguments for Socialism (1979), Arguments for Democracy (1981), Writings on the Wall - A Radical and Socialist Anthology 1215-1984 (ed 1984), Fighting Back - Speaking Out for Socialism in the Eighties (1988); Out of the Wilderness - Diaries 1963-67 (1987), Office Without Power - Diaries 1968-72, Against the Tide - Diaries 1973-76, Conflicts of Interest - Diaries 1977-80, A Future for Socialism (1991), The End of an Era - Diaries 1980-90 (1992), Common Sense (with Andrew Hood, 1993), Years of Hope - Diaries 1940-62 (1994), Benn Diaries 1940-90 (1995), Free At Last: Diaries 1991-2001 (2002), Free Radical (essays, 2003), Dare to be a Daniel (memoir, 2004), More Time for Politics: Diaries 2001-08 (2008), Letters to My Grandchildren (2009); Speaking Up in Parliament (video, 1993), The Benn Tapes (Vol 1, 1994, Vol II, 1995), New Labour in Focus (video, 1999), An Audience With Tony Benn (video, 2003), Westminster behind Closed Doors (video, 1995)
Recreations N/A
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon Tony Benn
Career WW RAFVR 1943-45, RNVR 1945-46; joined Lab Pty 1943, memb Nat Exec Ctee Lab Pty 1959-60 and 1962-94 (chm 1971-72), chm Lab Home Policy Ctee 1974-82, candidate for Lab Pty leadership 1976 and 1988 (for dep leadership 1971 and 1981), memb Labour-TUC Liaison Ctee until 1982; MP (Lab): Bristol SE 1950-60 and 1963-83, Chesterfield 1984-2001; postmaster-gen 1964-66; min of: technol 1966-70, power 1969; oppn spokesman on trade and indust 1970-74; sec of state for industry and min for post and telecommunications 1974-75, sec of state for energy 1975-79; pres EEC Cncl of Energy Mins 1977; visiting prof of govt LSE 2001-03; pres: Socialist Campaign Gp 1990-, Stop the War Coalition 2005; Freeman City of Bristol 2003; ten honorary doctorates; hon fell New Coll Oxford 2006
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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