Grocott was elected as MP for Lichfield and Tamworth in October 1974. Following this, he was re-elected for The Wrekin in 1987.
He was very shortly thereafter appointed Deputy Shadow Leader of the House to Jack Cunningham before becoming advisor to the Leader of the Opposition, Neil Kinnock and, later, a Foreign Affairs Spokesman under John Smith.
Most notably he served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Tony Blair from 1994 until 2001.
He transferred to Telford in 1997 when The Wrekin was divided. He served this seat until the 2001 general election, when he stepped down from the Commons he was made a life peer under the title of Baron Grocott, of Telford, in the County of Shropshire.
- Lord Grocott www.parliament.uk, accessed 5 December 2014