Tony Benn funeral: call for people to line route on Thursday

Tony Benn and a miners bannerThe funeral service for Tony Benn will take place at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster at 11am on Thursday 27 March. Tony Benn’s body will be taken by hearse from the gates of New Palace Yard, with family members following on foot.

This afternoon, Owen Jones issued a call for people to line the route around Parliament Square. Anyone wishing to do so should be in Parliament Square by 10:30am. It is understood that some organisations will be bringing banners.

There are only a limited number of places available in the church and applications should be made to benn.funeral@westminster-abbey.org.

A memorial meeting will be held later in the year.

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  1. Good bye Tony. You have performed well on earth. Even issues where the churches and House of Lords were afriad to talk, you championed the campaign. You were the charmpion of peace but like Jesus, your own people did not accept your gosple. Go in peace and may the Lord Almighty reward you in heaven.