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8 January 2014

Labour MP Paul Goggins dies aged 60

The MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East has passed away in hospital.

By New Statesman

The Labour MP Paul Goggins has died, a week after he collapsed while out running.

The MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East in Manchester was elected to Parliament in 1997, and had served as a Northern Ireland and Home Office minister.

Labour leader Ed Miliband said:

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The statement from the Goggins family said:

Last night Paul Goggins, our dear dad and husband, died in hospital in Salford with us by his side. We are completely heartbroken.

He had been very ill since collapsing last week. The way in which he has been cared for at Salford Royal has been such a comfort to us and we can’t thank the staff enough for this.

We have been overwhelmed by the support and good wishes we have received from so many people – a real sign of love and a reflection of the sort of person Paul/Dad was.

We would also like to thank the media for continuing to respect our privacy at such a difficult time.