The former Conservative MP and ardent Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor has died aged 80, his family said.
Sir Teddy had been ill for some months and passed away at Southend Hospital on Wednesday, his wife Sheila Taylor said.
He first entered Parliament as MP for Glasgow Cathcart in 1964 and became MP for Southend East in 1979.
Sad news here.
I remember his debates well in the Commons and he always stuck to his guns. If there had been more MPs like him we wouldn't have joined the mess that was Europe and we wouldn't be in the kind of mess this country is in with the likes of uncontrolled immigration and massive debt.
At least he lived long enough to see the British people vote leave. That must have given him a chuckle.
RIP Sir Teddy.