Former Conservative Minister Leon Brittan Dies


Leon Brittan, the former Conservative Home Secretary has died at the age of 75, Sky News reports.

Lord Brittan was a major figure in Margaret Thatcher’s government, serving as Home Secretary from 1983 to 1985, and took a prominent role during the 1984-5 miners’ strike.

Was first elected an MP in 1974, sitting in the House of Commons until he was appointed a European Commissioner in 1989.

He made the headlines again recently following claims he had been handed a dossier containing allegations of a paedophile ring operating in Westminster in the 1980s.

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