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Tony Benn recalls battle to stay in Commons

Tony Benn recalled his fight to stay in the House of Commons after he became a Lord on the death of his father. He compared how to get into the Houses of Parliament today and in years gone by.He said: "I do believe in democracy and I believe in an elected Parliament."

The former MP spoke in the studio with Jo Coburn. Andrew Pierce and Kevin Maguire after his Changemakers film was aired.

This is part of a series of interviews, entitled Change Makers, in which the Daily Politics talks to people who have radically changed Britain.

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  • 01 Jul 2011