17 telephone message books maintained while Bernie Grant was the Member of Parliament for Tottenham. Each message book is date stamped according to the date it was received and all message books are arranged in chronological date order. The message books record details such as the name and contact details of the person / organisation who called, and may contain a brief statement of the reason for calling. The books document a wide range of issues as undertaken by Bernie Grant in his political life and range from administrative issues such as meeting arrangements and requests for assistance to calls to discuss key policy and political issues of the time [eg Gulf War debate, entry clearance and immigration problems, chief campaigns, meetings with World leaders]. Those calling included local, national and international organisations and individuals, from general members of the public, media, police, campaigning and community organisations, to Members of Parliament, High Commissioners and Prime Ministers [eg from the Prime Minister of Grenada].