Tony Benn is a retired British Labour Party politician who was an MP for 50 years, serving under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan. Since stepping down as an MP he has continued to support various political demonstrations and meetings, and has been the President of the Stop the War Coalition for the last decade. He talks exclusively to VoR about his parliamentary career and life outside of Westminster.
Benn was Postmaster General, where he oversaw thecreation of the Post Office Tower, the Post Bus service and Girobank.
Benn also led the government's campaign to close down the many off-shore pirate radio stations of the time, including Radio London, RNI and Radio Caroline.