Tony Benn

Mr Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn

Rush ID: 119

Details

Born:
3 April 1925
Died:
14 March 2014
Birth place:
U.K.
Gender:
Male
Ethnicity:
White
Religion:
Unknown
Aristocratic connections:
true
Formative occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Election occupation:
Writer / Journalist
Parentage:
William Wedgwood Benn MP (1st Viscount Stansgate) and Margaret Holmes, daughter of Daniel Holmes MP
Notes:
None
Knighthood/Dame:
False
HighestOffice:
Cabinet minister
Who's Who volume:
4

References

Rush ID:
119
MNIS ID:
Not set
Wikidata Entity ID:
Q332412
Parliament ID:
Not set

Name changes

  1. BENN, Tony (1925- )
  2. STANSGATE, Viscount (1925- ) **
  3. WEDGWOOD-BENN, Anthony (1925- ) **

Alternative names

  1. Viscount Stansgate (title)

    1960 - 1963

    title inherited on father's death; renounced title August 1963

  2. Anthony (Anthony Neil) Wedgwood-Benn (a.k.a.)

    1925

    alternative style used until 1970s

Peerages

  1. 2nd Viscount Stansgate

    Hereditary

    1960

    Renounced peerage in 1963

Constituencies

  1. Chesterfield

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1984*
    Date of election: 1 March 1984
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 2001
    Date of exit: 7 June 2001
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  2. Bristol South East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1963*
    Date of election: 20 August 1963
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1983
    Date of exit: 9 June 1983
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Boundary revision / defeat
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: None
  3. Bristol South East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1961*
    Date of election: 4 May 1961
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1961*
    Date of exit: 28 July 1961
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Exit after election petition
  4. Bristol South East

    Party: Labour
    Year of election: 1950*
    Date of election: 30 November 1950
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1961*
    Date of exit: 21 March 1961
    Party: Labour
    Nature of exit: Disqualification
    Sponsorship: None known
    Constituency connections: None known
    Notes: Disqualified after succession to peerage (Viscount Stansgate) on 17/11/1960

Unsuccessful candidate in

  1. Bristol East

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1983
    Date of election: Thu 9th Jun 1983
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:

Higher education

  1. New College

    Graduated

Schools

  1. Westminster

Marriages

  1. DeCamp, Caroline

    Year: 1949

    Notes: 1 daughter, 3 sons

Relationships

  1. Son of William Benn

  2. Father of Hilary Benn

  3. Grandson of John Benn

  4. Grandson of Daniel Holmes

Parties

  1. Labour Party member

Political organisations

  1. Fabian Society

  2. Co-operative movement

Trade unions

  1. National Union of Journalists member