Politician. Born Bernard Alexander Montgomery Grant in Georgetown, British Guiana (now Guyana). His family emigrated to England in 1963, where he worked as a railway clerk and telephonist before becoming a development officer for the Black Trade Unionists Solidarity Movement. Elected MP for Tottenham in 1987. He founded the Parliamentary Black Caucus which promotes greater parliamentary representation of ethnic minorities in Britain.
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