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Benn on the 'realities of life' among constituents

Veteran left-wing campaigner Tony Benn, who has died at the age of 88, recalled in his audio diary how it was his constituents who showed him the "realities of life", not members of the cabinet.

In extracts from his diary, he said he met an extraordinary range of people at his surgeries.

This is a clip from the second series of The Benn Tapes, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4.

  • 17 Mar 2014