Film on Chesterfield MP’s life due out

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A film about the life of the late Chesterfield MP Tony Benn is to released next month.

Will and Testament is a moving and informative tribute to political firebrand, who was Chesterfield’s Labour MP between 1984 and 2001.

He participated in the making of the autobiographical film, which was completed prior to his death in March 2014.

It is to be released at cinemas from October 3.

In the film the late MP presents his own personal reflections on his childhood and youth, marriage and family, political career and retirement through intimate, confessional interviews illustrated by his personal photographic and film archives.

He mentions the major social and political upheavals and events that influenced him during his life and political career, from the introduction of nuclear power stations to Britain, his move to the left following his ministerial career, battling the Tory government during the miners’ strike and his personal fight to renounce his peerage.

Mr Benn famously said he was retiring from Parliament to devote more time to politics.

The film is 95 minutes long and a 12A.