Tony made his point without any double-talk or flimflam

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I was quite sad to hear Labour stalwart Tony Benn had died.

Growing up in the 1980s, whenever my mum insisted on the news being on TV rather than children’s programmes, he was there, larger than life, pointing fingers at the other side.

When I got a bit older I understood that this was a politician who, whether you agreed with him or not, would make his point without double-talk or flimflam.

I’m already a bit sick of local political point-scoring.

Some of our prospective councillors and MPs seem so busy trying to slag off their counterparts, they forget to tell us the electorate what they might spend their time doing should we vote for them.

They should be more like Tony Benn.