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Melissa Benn

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She British journalist and writer. She is the daughter of Caroline and Tony Benn.She attended Holland Park School and graduated with a first in History from the London School of Economics. Benn spent several years working at the National Council for Civil Liberties, as an assistant to Patricia Hewitt, later Secretary of State for Health in Tony Blair's government, and then as a researcher at the Open University, under Professor Stuart Hall, working on deaths in custody.Benn worked as a journalist at the co-operatively run City Limits magazine. Subsequently she has written for The Guardian, The London Review of Books, Marxism Today and many other publications.