‘Labour Party giant’ Denis Healey dies at 98

Former chancellor Denis Healey has died at the age of 98, his family has said.
Lord Healey was Labour’s defence secretary from 1964 to 1970 and chancellor of the exchequer from 1974 to 1979 before becoming deputy party leader in opposition in 1980.
The former Leeds MP’s family said he died peacefully at his Sussex home on Saturday, after a short illness.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was “a Labour giant”. The PM said he was a “huge figure of post-war politics”.
BBC political correspondent Iain Watson said Lord Healey’s death marked the end of an era in Labour’s history.Read More….http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-34434378

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