Anthony Grant (politician)

Sir John Anthony Grant (29 May 1925 – 9 October 2016) was a British Conservative politician.

Sir Anthony Grant
Member of Parliament
for South West Cambridgeshire
In office
Member of Parliament
for Harrow Central
In office
Preceded byPatrick Bishop
Personal details
John Anthony Grant

(1925-05-29)29 May 1925
Died9 October 2016(2016-10-09) (aged 91)
Political partyConservative
EducationSt Paul's School, London
Alma materBrasenose College, Oxford
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
Years of service19431948
Unit3rd Carabiniers

Early life

He attended St Paul's School, London, and Brasenose College, Oxford. He served in the Army from 19431948 as a Captain in the Third Dragoon Guards (3rd Carabiniers). He became a solicitor in 1952.

Parliamentary career

Grant first contested Hayes and Harlington, unsuccessfully, in 1959. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Harrow Central from 1964 to 1983. The Harrow Central constituency was abolished during boundary changes just before the 1983 general election. During this procedure, he competed unsuccessfully with Hugh Dykes, the sitting MP for Harrow East, for the nomination for the much enlarged Harrow East constituency.

He then sat for Cambridgeshire South West from 1983 until he retired in 1997. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade and Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry in the Heath government of 1970 to 1974 and subsequently as a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.[1] He spoke little in the House of Commons, but would on occasion ensure that any credit for Addenbrooke's Hospital went to his constituency and not to Cambridge.

Personal life

He married Sonia Isobel and they had a son and daughter. He died on 9 October 2016 at the age of 91.[2]


  1. "Sir Anthony Grant". Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  2. "Sir Anthony Grant". Archived from the original on 18 October 2016.


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Patrick Bishop
Member of Parliament for Harrow Central
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for South West Cambridgeshire

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