13 Nov 2004

Long-serving Wallis and Futuna MP dies

9:05 am on 13 November 2004

A long-serving MP in Wallis and Futuna has died.

Benjamin Brial, who was 81, had been a member of the first territorial assembly for more than twenty years.

Benjamin Brial campaigned during a referendum in 1959 for keeping the territory as part of France.

Mr Brial was decorated for fighting with the Free French forces in the Second World War.