Feltham Labour MP dies of cancer
Labour MP Alan Keen has lost his battle with cancer and died aged 73.
An MP for Feltham and Heston since 1992 is well known for his passion for football and worked as a scout before joining politics.
He was chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on football and a member of the commons, culture, media and sports committee.
Mr Keen was half of the parliamentary husband and wife team with British Labour MP Ann Keen. However they hit the headlines and were dubbed ‘Mr and Mrs Expenses’ when they were caught to be claiming House of Commons expenses on a second home. They were told to repay £1,500.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown led the tributes to the long-serving Labour MP, saying: “Alan was a great MP locally popular, diligent London MP, and a great fighter for local causes.”
His personal welcome message on his website says: “If you need my help – please do not hesitate to contact me in my Westminster office.”
Mr Keen served in the British Army for three years before joining the fire protecting industry, and later worked for Middlesborough FCC for 18 years.
He was a member of Hounslow Borough council from 1986-1990 before entering Parliament in 1992.