The End of an Era: Diaries 1980-1990

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Tony Benn's final instalment of diaries centres on a decade which saw the disintegration of Eastern Europe, an unprecedented assault on the labour movement at home, the fall of Margaret Thatcher and the tragic war in the Gulf. It is a period which marks the peak of Tony Benn's reputation as a brilliant parliamentarian. This final volume of diaries gives us insight into an era of extraordinary international and domestic political life making it one of the most important political writings of our time.

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Tony Benn, who first entered Parliament in 1950, has been Labour MP for Chesterfield since March 1984. He was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party in 1959, and was the Chairman of the Party in 1971-2. He has been a Cabinet Minister in every Labour Government since 1964, holding the position of Postmaster General, Minister of Technology and Minister of Power. From 1974-9 he was secretary of State for Energy and one-time President of the Council of Energy Ministers of the European Community. He contested the leadership of the Labour party in 1976 and in 1988. He is the author of eleven books, including Arguments for Socialism, Arguments for Democracy. The previous volumes of Diaries, Out of the Wilderness, Office Without Power and Against the Tide, have all been published to great critical acclaim. He holds four Honorary Doctorates from British and American Universities. He is married to Caroline, and they have four children and six grandchildren.

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Tony Benn has been the labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield since March 1984, and was MP for Bristol South-East from 1950 to 1983. He was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party in 1959, and was Chairman of the Party in 1971/72. He has been a Cabinet Minister in every Labour Government since 1964, holding the positions of Postmaster General, Minister of Technology and Minister of Power, Secretary of State for Industry, Secretary of State for Energy one-time President of the Council of Energy Ministers of the European Community. He contested the leadership of the Labour Party in 1976 and in 1988. He is the author of thirteen previous books, including Arguments for Democracy and Fighting Back. He is married to Caroline and they have four children and seven grandchildren. The End of An Era, like the previous four volumes of diaries, was edited by Ruth Winstone.

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