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The son of Harry and Marjorie Pollitt (see separate entries), Brian Pollitt read economics at
Brian Pollitt first visited Cuba – which he has become strongly associated with - in December 1962 when, as President of the Cambridge Union Society, he was a member of the British delegation to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Revolution on 1 January 1963. He was engaged in fieldwork in
A member of the CPGB until its dissolution in 1991, he joined Democratic Left and stayed until it converted into a network in 1999. Currently, he is a member of the Scottish Socialist Party.
Until 1996 he was Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at