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British Political Journalist Robert Carvel Dead at 71

June 29, 1990

LONDON (AP) _ Robert Carvel, one of Britain’s best-known political journalists, has died, his family said. He was 71.

Carvel was hospitalized last week after a heart attack. He suffered a second heart attack that proved fatal Thursday.

The Scottish-born Carvel became political editor of the Evening Standard in 1960. Before that, he had worked for the Daily Express. Carvel retired from his post with the Evening Standard in 1985 but continued to serve as a political consultant for the paper.

He also worked for the British Broadcasting Corp. For many years he was the main anchor for BBC radio’s weekly program on events in Parliament, ″The Week in Westminster.″

He also appeared regularly on other news and current affairs programs on BBC radio and BBC TV, and his Scottish accent became well known to a generation of listeners and viewers.

He is survived by his wife and a son who is a senior journalist with The Guardian.

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