Ex-Labour chancellor Denis Healey dies aged 98

Denis Healey, in 1978 as chancellor. Picture: PA

Denis Healey, in 1978 as chancellor. Picture: PA

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FORMER chancellor Lord Denis Healey has died aged 98, his family said.

The Labour peer served in Number 11 during the 1974-79 government and became the party’s deputy leader in 1980.

Denis Healey. Picture: PA

Denis Healey. Picture: PA

He died peacefully at his home in Sussex this morning after a short illness.

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