Hilary Benn MP: meeting two 1970 World Cup winners, and Gordon Banks


I was walking across College Green near Parliament one day when a colleague stopped me and said "would you like to meet two Brazilian footballers?" I said "Yes" and moments later I was shaking the hand of Carlos Alberto and Jairzinho of the 1970 Brazilian World Cup winning team!

A few years later I got to shake Gordon Banks' famous right hand (what a save!)

Hilary Benn MP

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Hilary shared a memory to support people living with dementia at the Eve of Tour dinner in Leeds Arena on the evening of Friday 4th July 2014. Our sincere thanks go to Leeds City Council for their help and support in making Le Grand Depart dementia friendly across the city


For more information on dementia services in Leeds visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/residents/Pages/Dementia-care.aspx

Memory added on July 12, 2014

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