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Ex-MP Terry Fields dies aged 71

Terry Fields
Mr Fields passed away at his family home

The former Liverpool Broadgreen MP Terry Fields has died at the age of 71.

The left-winger, who became a Labour MP in 1983, was jailed for 60 days in 1991 for refusing to pay his poll tax bill.

His kept his seat in the House of Commons but was expelled from the Labour Party in September of that year for his Militant tendencies.

In the general election the following year, he stood as an independent against Labour's official candidate, Jane Kennedy, but lost.

Mr Fields, a former fireman, died at his family home in Netherton on Saturday night.


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