Anthony Grant (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from John Anthony Grant)
Jump to: navigation, search

Sir John Anthony Grant (29 May 1925 – 9 October 2016) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Image of Anthony Grant whilst Member of Parliament for Harrow Central

Early life[edit]

He attended St Paul's School and Brasenose College, Oxford. He served in the Army from 1943-8 as a Captain in the Third Dragoon Guards (3rd Carabiniers). He became a solicitor in 1952.

Parliamentary career[edit]

Grant first contested Hayes and Harlington, unsuccessfully, in 1959. He was Member of Parliament 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]

Personal life[edit]

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


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