Helen Grant is a British solicitor and Conservative Party politician. She is the current Member of Parliament for Maidstone and The Weald in Kent. She was elected at the 2010 general election, replacing the constituency’s previous incumbent, Ann Widdecombe, who had decided to step down as an MP. Grant was the first black woman to be selected to defend a Tory seat and her election made her the Conservatives’ first female black MP.
She is a dog lover who has supported a number of animal welfare campaigns.
Helen’s Border Terrier Charlie is a previous winner of Westminster Dog of Year.