Tam pays tribute to Tony Benn

Tony Benn MP
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Veteran parliamentarian and former Labour MP Tam Dalyell is to attend a special film screening at the Hippodrome in Bo’ness next Saturday (November 15).

The former MP for West Lothian and Linlithgow who posed the ‘West Lothian Question’, will introduce a new documentary about his friend and colleague, the late Tony Benn.

It is a deeply personal documentary about the life of Tony Benn which won the coveted Audience Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

A frank, candid and sometimes painful exploration of love, loss, hope, fears and death this portrait of a British national treasure paints a very human face behind the political persona and bears witness to major social and political upheavals and events of a generation.

Falkirk Council’s Adrian Mahoney, spokesman for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “It is a very great pleasure to be welcoming Tam Dalyell to introduce this film.

“Tam served alongside Tony Benn as a parliamentary colleague for many years and knew him personally.

“It’s great that Tam has agreed to join us after the screening to take part in a question and answer session where he will be able to offer more personal insights into the career of the longest serving Labour MP in history.”

Tony Benn: Will and Testament (12A) screens at the Hippodrome at 2.30pm followed by a Q&A session. Additional screenings on Monday, November 17, at 11am and Thursday, November 20, at 7.30pm.