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Left-winger Tony Benn in hospital

Veteran Labour left winger Tony Benn has been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell.

The 88-year-old former cabinet minister was said to be "resting comfortably" after undergoing tests.

"Tony Benn was taken into hospital on Wednesday on the advice of his GP after feeling unwell," his family said in a statement.

"He is undergoing tests and resting comfortably."

Mr Benn, who served in the cabinets of both Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, finally stood down as an MP in 2001 so he could "spend more time on politics".


From Belfast Telegraph