"Anthony Neil Wedgwood "Tony" Benn" was a British Labour Party (UK)/Labour politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 47 years between United Kingdom general election, 1950/1950 and United Kingdom general election, 2001/2001 and a Cabinet of the United Kingdom/Cabinet minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan in the 1960s and 1970s.
Benn inherited a hereditary peerage on his father's death (as "2nd Viscount Stansgate"), preventing him continuing as an MP. He fought to remain in the House of Commons, and then campaigned for the ability to renounce the title, a campaign which succeeded with the Peerage Act 1963. In the First Wilson ministry/Labour Government of 1964–70 he served first as Postmaster General of the United Kingdom/Postmaster General, where he oversaw the opening of the BT Tower/Post Office Tower, and later as a "technocratic" Minister of Technology.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Tony Benn on Wikipedia.