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Tony Benn

(1925-2014), Politician; Chairman of the Labour Party

Anthony Wedgwood ('Tony') Benn

Sitter in 21 portraits
Politician. On the left of the Labour Party, Benn represented Bristol South-East for Labour from 1950-1983. His campaign for the right to disclaim the title Viscount Stansgate, inherited in 1960, which disbarred him from the House of Commons, led to the Peerage Act (1963). He held various posts in government including Minister of Technology (1966-70) and Secretary of State for Energy (1975-9). Benn retired from Parliament in 2001 but remained a prominent political campaigner, and was president of the Stop the War Coalition.

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Tony Benn, by Mark Boxer - NPG 5920(4)

Tony Benn

by Mark Boxer
ink and coloured crayon, 1970s
NPG 5920(4)

Tony Benn, by Bern Schwartz - NPG P1141

Tony Benn

by Bern Schwartz
dye transfer print, 30 June 1977
NPG P1141

Tony Benn, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P563(4)

Tony Benn

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1992
NPG P563(4)

Tony Benn, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG 6371

Tony Benn

by Humphrey Ocean
oil on canvas, 1996
NPG 6371

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72557

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72557

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72558

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72558

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72559

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72559

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72560

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72560

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72561

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72561

Tony Benn, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x72562

Tony Benn

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 8 January 1947
NPG x72562

Tony Benn, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x86095

Tony Benn

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate negative, 1953
NPG x86095

Tony Benn, by Walter Bird - NPG x165018

Tony Benn

by Walter Bird
bromide print, 17 December 1963
NPG x165018

Tony Benn, by Geoff Wilson - NPG x76444

Tony Benn

by Geoff Wilson
toned bromide print, 22 December 1992
NPG x76444

Tony Benn, by Carolyn Djanogly - NPG x125654

Tony Benn

by Carolyn Djanogly
bromide fibre print, 28 July 1998
NPG x125654

Tony Benn, by Reme Campos - NPG x138157

Tony Benn

by Reme Campos
C-type colour print, Published 9 September 2006
NPG x138157

Tony Benn, by Luke Archer - NPG x139584

Tony Benn

by Luke Archer
bromide fibre print, 2011
NPG x139584

Tony Benn, by Cecil Beaton - NPG D17941(81)

Tony Benn

by Cecil Beaton
pencil, early 1970s?
NPG D17941(81)

Tony Benn, by Humphrey Ocean - NPG D10633

Tony Benn

by Humphrey Ocean
pen and ink, 1996
NPG D10633

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Tony Benn

by Dominic Old
bromide print, April 1985
NPG x25271



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