1984 miners\' strike
27 June 1984: Mick McGahey and Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers march in London with Labour politician Tony Benn during the miners\' strike AP

The family of Tony Benn, born Anthony Wedgwood Benn, has confirmed the veteran politician died at his home on Friday morning.

Since then, tributes over social have flooded in for left-wing campaigner, who had five decades as a former Labour MP.

He also served as a cabinet minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan, had been hospitalised last month having reported feeling unwell.