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I've listed this article for peer review because I wish to nominate it for Good article status and would appreciate any comments on where it might be lacking.

Thanks, –– Jezhotwells (talk) 01:55, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

  • The sentence "He is one of the few UK politicians to have become more left-wing after holding ministerial office" has a citation to Benn's own book. It should be made clear that this is an opinion, not a fact: if those are his own words, it should be something like "He describes himself as one of the few...." Wereon (talk) 02:48, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing that out. It is a paraphrase, I have amended that sentence. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Comments by Road Wizard

Here are my comments against the GA criteria:

  1. Well-written:
    • "after a career as a prominent educationalist" - what is an educationalist? Would "after a prominent career in education" suit better?
    Educationalist is a fairly common word, I have wikilinked it. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Two images are next to each other close to the end of the article. One of the images should be moved per MOS:IMAGES to prevent sandwiching of text.
    Done –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
  2. Factually accurate and verifiable:
    • A rough guide for adding citations is to have at least one per paragraph and one immediately after any quote. There are a large number of paragraphs without a single citation.
    Working on this –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC) Done. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 16:30, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
    • There is at least one Ibid citation used. It should be replaced by a full citation or the original edit should be found to confirm which other reference it was referring to.
    Done. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
    • A mixture of different citation styles are used. I would recommend converting all citations to the {{cite}} style, such as {{cite web}} and {{cite news}}.
    Done. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
  3. Broad in its coverage:
    • Not yet checked
  4. Neutral:
    • Not yet checked
  5. Stable:
    • Seems as stable as any political biography can be. There are occasional reverts and rephrasing in the history, but no major disputes that are obvious in the recent past.
  6. Illustrated, if possible, by images:
    • There are several images in the article so it passes this test.

I have left my initial comments above. I will add to them later when I get a chance to read the article in more detail. Road Wizard (talk) 10:39, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

  1. Thanks, as noted above, I am working on providing further cites. –– Jezhotwells (talk) 21:19, 2 May 2010 (UTC)