Grant, Bernie: Britains First Black Councillor

Bernard Alexander Montgomery Grant

(1944-2000)

Grant

[Bernie Grant]

  • A successful local politician, Grant served for a decade as local councillor in the London Borough of Haringey, of which he was elected Leader in 1985.
  • He was a founder member of the Standing Conference of Afro-Caribbean and Asian Councillors and a member of the Labour Party Black Sections
  • Grant continued work as an MP despite undergoing a heart bypass operation and kidney failure in 1998
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