Sir Stuart Bell funeral to take place in Middlesbrough
- 27 October 2012
- From the section Tees
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of Middlesbrough's MP.
Sir Stuart Bell died on 13 October following a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
The 74-year-old senior Labour backbencher had held his seat for 29 years. In 2004 he was honoured with a knighthood for services to Parliament.
His funeral, which was described as a celebration of his life, was held at St Barnabas Church in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
Among those attending were a number of his parliamentary colleagues.