Lord Randall, former Hull West MP, dies aged 74

Lord Randall Stuart Randall became Lord Randall of St Budeaux after stepping down as an MP in 1997

The former Hull West MP Lord Randall has died at the age of 74.

As Stuart Randall, he held the Hull West seat for Labour from 1983 to 1997. He spent time as opposition spokesman on agriculture and home affairs.

After stepping down as an MP, he was elevated to the House of Lords, becoming Lord Randall of St Budeaux.

Former Labour minister Alan Johnson, who became the next MP for Hull West in 1997, said his predecessor "achieved a lot" in his parliamentary career.

Mr Johnson said: "Stuart was one of the few MPs in the early 80s who had a real expertise in the application of new technology and an understanding of its potential.

"In Hull he began the work with the British Fishermen's Association to establish a compensation scheme for trawlermen thrown out of work following the final Cod Wars."

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