Bryan Gould was a New Zealand Rhodes scholar who entered the British Diplomatic Service in 1964 as the topentrant of his year. After a spell as a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Worcester College, Oxford, he was elected as Labour MP for Southampton Test in 1974. He spent four year reporting for Thames Television's TV Eye before returning to the Commons as Labour MP for Dagenham. He is the author of Socialism and Freedom (1985), co-author of Monetarism or Prosperity? (1981) and A Charter for the Disabled (1981).