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Lord Gould an 'extraordinary human being'

Tributes have been paid to Philip Gould, one of the architects of New Labour, who has died at the age of 61.

The Labour peer, strategist and corporate adviser was seen as playing a crucial role in helping former prime minister Tony Blair to three election victories.

Lord Gould, who died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London on Sunday, had undergone treatment for cancer of the oesophagus, but the illness later recurred.

The Labour leader, Ed Miliband, described him as "warm, funny and principled" and said he had approached his death with "courage and extraordinary bravery".

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