Former Daily Mirror industrial editor Geoffrey Goodman dies aged 91

Leading journalist, broadcaster and writer Geoffrey Goodman has died at the age of 91.

The former industrial editor of the Daily Mirror, was the doyen of the industrial correspondents' group at the height of its influence, well respected for his thoughtful coverage of the world of trade unions, employment and politics.

He also worked for the News Chronicle, Daily Herald and Manchester Guardian, was founding editor of the British Journalism Review and wrote a number of books, including a history of the 1984-5 miners' strike.

TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: "This is very sad news. Geoffrey was the greatest industrial journalist of his generation, a fine biographer and wise counsel to succeeding generations of TUC leaders.

"He will be missed by many not just for his wisdom, but as what his generation would have called a proper gent."

He was awarded the CBE in 1998 for his services to journalism.

Interviewed by Press Gazette last year he was asked what was the best story he worked on.

He said: "When working for the long-deceased Daily Herald I stumbled on a remarkable story of a secret meeting in Paris to find a peace formula for the Vietnam war.

"I interviewed the participants in Paris and filed the story, which was then picked up by the BBC and transmitted worldwide.

"In fact it was the first step to what eventually resulted in a settlement of the war."

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