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Tony Benn
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Politician
    (April 3, 1925-March 14, 2014)
    Born in London, United Kingdom
    Labour politician
    Member of Parliament for Bristol South East (1950-60,1963-83) and Chesterfield (1984-2001)
    Was Viscount Stansgate until passage of the Peerage Act allowed him to renounce the title (1960-63)
    Served in the cabinet as Postmaster General (1964-66), Minister of Technology (1966-70), Secretary of State for Industry (1974-75) and Secretary of State for Energy (1975-79)
    Appeared in Michael Moore's film 'Sicko' (2007)
    President of the Stop the War Coalition
    He was a pipe-smoking vegetarian.
    He said, 'Well I came across Marx rather late in life actually, and when I read him... first of all I realised that he'd come to the conclusion about capitalism which I'd come to much later, and I was a bit angry he'd thought of it first.'
    He called Mao Zedong 'the greatest man of the twentieth century.'
    Prime Minister Harold Wilson commented, 'I have always said this of Tony: He immatures with age.'
    He was an RAF pilot during World War II.
    He was married to Caroline DeCamp for 51 years until her death, and had the park bench where he proposed to her bought from the Oxford City Council and installed in the garden of their home.
    He was the first British MP to offer a motion condemning apartheid in South Africa.
    He was the longest-serving MP in the history of the Labour Party.
    He said, 'The only things I would feel ashamed of would be if I had said things I hadn’t believed in order to get on.'

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    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 5083 Votes: 34.07% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 3993 Votes: 23.52% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 33 Votes: 60.61% Annoying
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