Sir Stuart Bell funeral to take place in Middlesbrough

Sir Stuart Bell Sir Stuart had been MP for Middlesbrough since 1983

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.

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