A political secretary, she worked for two leaders of the Labour Party before moving to work for a press baron, and was honoured for her services.
Growing up in Huddersfield he joined the TA and the Army and had a dramatic escape through Belgium and France andwas part of the evacuation of Dunkirk. His story became the basis of a film.
From being a political agent he became Parliamentary Private Secretary to his wife, who became a ground-breaking politician.
Part of the Windrush generation coming to the UK from the Caribbean, he organised the Bristol Bus Boycott , which led to the first race relations legislation.
Michael founded Keston College in Bromley which was dedicated to the spreading of reliable religious information in communist countries. He was awarded the Templeton Prize for his work.