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Tony Benn at the UCL Bloomsbury

27 February 2007

Veteran Labour MP Tony Benn will be imparting his considerable knowledge and experience at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre on 2 March 2007 at 1pm.

Tony Benn 'Tony Benn-How to get involved in politics' is a talk aimed at encouraging a greater involvement in British politics, followed by a question and answer session.

Elected as Labour MP for Bristol South East in November 1950, Benn was consistently an outspoken advocate of open government, an enemy of violent intervention, and he has remained a champion of socialism.

After defeat in his run for party leader in 1976, he narrowly missed election as deputy leader of the Labour Party in 1981. Gradually seen as the unofficial leader of Labour Party's left, he became MP for Chesterfield in 1984.

An open critic of Tony Blair's 'New Labour' victory in 1997, Benn never regained cabinet office. He stood down from his Chesterfield seat in 2001 to "devote more time to politics".

Tickets for this exclusive event cost £2 and are now available at the Bloomsbury Theatre Box Office at 15 Gordon Street (no booking fee) or online (booking fee applies).

To find out more, use the link at the bottom of this article

Link: UCL Bloomsbury Theatre