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Template:Infobox Minister Anthony Neil WedgwoodTonyBenn, PC (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014), formerly 2nd Viscount Stansgate, was a British Labour Party politician.

Benn was born in Marylebone, London, England. He was married to Caroline DeCamp (1926–2000) from 1949 until her death. Their four children are: Stephen, Hilary, Melissa and Joshua.[1] He had been a vegetarian since 1970.[2] He was also an agnostic.[3]

Benn inherited the title of Viscount Stansgate from his father, William Wedgwood Benn, in 1960. He became the first peer to renounce his title. This made him able to become a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1963. He was a Cabinet Minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. From 2001 to his death, he was President of the Stop the War Coalition.[4]

Benn died after an illness on 14 March 2014 in London. He was 88 years old. He was outlived by his children.[5]

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