Hundreds attended the unveiling of a new blue plaque paying tribute former Tottenham MP Bernie Grant.

More than 350 people attended the unveiling and reception at the Bernie Grant Centre, in Town Hall Approach Tottenham.

The plaque reads: “Bernie Grant 1944-2000. Trade Unionist, Council Leader, Member of Parliament and People’s Champion, held legendary surgeries here from 1987 to 2000.”

The plaque and its installation was organised by the Nubian Jak Community Trust who placed the tribute at the location of Mr Grant’s surgeries where he and constituents would talk about local issues until the early hours of the morning.

Jak Beula, from the trust said: “It was a fantastic day and it was great to see so many people there from the community celebrating Bernie.

“It was a fitting tribute to him. He was a community champion and he really talked to people about actual issues the community wanted to talk about across different community groups.

“He was someone different and it was fitting to have his plaque 25 years after he was first elected.”

Special guests who spoke at the ceremony included Baroness Rosalind Howells, MP for Islington North Jeremy Corbyn and community activist Stafford Scott.

Mr Grant was born in British Guiana, now Guyana, and became one of the first black MPs in the commons in the 1987 election and served the people of Tottenham until his death in 2000.