Use the past tense and the following verbs: elect / be / study / teach.
Diane Abbott MP (Member of Parliament) for Hackney and Stoke Newington in 1987. She one of the first Black Britons to become an MP and the first woman from an Afro-Caribbean background. She history at university where she by the famous TV historian Simon Schama.
BE in the past + past participle of verb (+ by if necessary)