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Michael Foot, NUJ member of honour, dies aged 96

3 March 2010

Michael Foot, NUJ member of honour, has died aged 96. The former Labour Party leader had been a distinguished editor of Tribune and was a founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

He was also the wartime editor of the London Evening Standard and a columnist with the Daily Herald.

Jeremy Dear, NUJ general secretary, said:

"The union has always been very proud that Michael Foot was a member of ours, having joined the NUJ in 1937. We were particularly glad that his eminent career was recognised by membership of honour of his union in 1984. His career as a journalist was a distinguished and brave one, and his integrity and commitment to a diverse and free press was an inspiration to many."

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