Lord Ashley of Stoke: 'A champion for people's rights'

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Disabled rights campaigner Lord Ashley of Stoke has died aged 89.

The former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent died on Friday night after a short battle with pneumonia, his family said.

Jack Ashley represented the city for 26 years until he was made a Labour peer in 1992. He was deaf for most of his political career.

Carole Walker takes a look back at his life in politics and as a champion for the rights of the underprivileged and disabled.

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