Wednesday 8 January 2014

Labour MP Paul Goggins has died aged 60

Labour MP Paul Goggins has died aged 60, just over a week after he collapsed while out running.
The former Northern Ireland and Home Office minister had been in Parliament since 1997.
Mr Goggins, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, Greater Manchester, was out with his son when he fell ill.
Labour leader Ed Miliband said he was saddened that the party had lost one of its most "dignified, humane, wise and loyal" parliamentarians.
Among many politicians paying tribute, former Prime Minister Tony Blair called Mr Goggins a "lovely man" and an "outstanding public servant".
Mr Goggins, a father of three, was director of the Church Action on Poverty campaign group before becoming an MP, also serving as a councillor in Salford.
Born in Manchester, he trained as a social worker before running a children's home.

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