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A dedicated member of Labour and self professed “political animal”, Jack Ashley nevertheless was always prepared to work with other parties for the sake of his causes.

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Labour leader Ed Miliband said: “There are many millions of men and women with disabilities who will have better lives thanks to Jack Ashley.”.

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