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PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton

PASSINGS: Tony Benn, Khushwant Singh, Scott Asheton

Tony Benn

Renounced title to stay in House of Commons

Tony Benn, 88, a committed British socialist who irritated and fascinated Britons through a political career spanning more than five decades and who renounced his aristocratic title rather than leave the House of Commons, died March 14 at his home in west London, his family said in a statement. No cause was given.

Benn held cabinet posts in Labour Party governments in the 1970s and clung unswervingly to his leftist beliefs while his party, in opposition, moved to the center and reemerged to take power again as New Labour. The change left Benn out of step with his party's new,...