Former Chesterfield MP to be laid to rest on Thursday

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Former Chesterfield MP Tony Benn’s funeral is to be held on Thursday.

The Labour veteran held the Chesterfield seat from 1984 until 2001.

His funeral is to be held at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, London, at 11am.

His body will travel in a hearse from the main gates of New Palace Yard, Westminster, at 10.45am, and will be followed by members of his family on foot.

It will arrive at St Margaret’s from where it will be carried into the church by relatives.