LONDON (AP) - Paul Daisley, a promising Labor Party legislator, has died of cancer, party officials said Wednesday. He was 45.
"The party has lost one of its own today," Labor Party chairman Ian McCartney said. The time of death was not immediately available.
Daisley was elected to Parliament in 2001, representing the London district of Brent East.
Daisley served as leader of the London district of the Brent local council before winning the Brent East seat on the British Parliament in 2001.
"In that brief time he had established a reputation as an active and dedicated MP," said Labor Party General Secretary David Triesman.
"Paul had been battling cancer with great bravery for some time," Triesman said. "Throughout his illness, he continued to work tirelessly on behalf of his constituents."
Prime Minister Tony Blair said the entire party was saddened.
"He had only a short time as an MP and could, I am sure, have gone on to have achieved a great deal in politics."
McCartney, the party chairman, called Daisley "a strong champion for the people of Brent as leader of its council and a dedicated servant of the Labor Party.
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