Churchill's grandson dead, criticised 'relentless flow' of immigrants from India

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London, Mar. 3 (ANI): Winston Churchill, the lawmaker grandson of Britain's wartime leader, has died of cancer aged 69.

He never achieved high political office but was an outspoken backbencher.

In 1993, he was reprimanded by then Home Secretary, Michael Howard, for criticising what he called the "relentless flow" of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent.

A campaigner for more resources for the armed forces, Churchill battled the disease for two years.

Son of Sir Winston's only son Randolph, he worked as a foreign correspondent in the 1960s, then served as MP for the Manchester constituencies of Stretford and Davyhulme between 1970 and 1997, reports the Daily Express.

Churchill caused a storm in 1995 when he negotiated the payment to his family of 12.5 million pounds from National Lottery funds for his grandfather's papers to remain at Churchill College, Cambridge. (ANI)

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