Party affiliation: Conservative Party
European Parly, candidate, 1979. Parly, candidate, 1981. Member of Parliament for Bournemouth West, since 1983.
Vice Chairman, Foreign Affairs Forum, 1983-1992. Joint Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Tourism Committee, 1984-1985, Vice-Chairman, 1985-1988. Joint Secretary, Conservative Backbench Trade and Industry Committee, 1987-1988.
Member, National Council of the European Movement. Vice-Chairman, Foreign Affairs Forum. Vice-Chairman, European Democrat Forum.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Cecil Parkinson, since 1988. Chairman, Conservative Group for Europe, 1989-1992, Vice President, since 1992. Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Trade and Industry Committee, 1987-1988, 1991.
Member, Trade and Industry Select Committee, since 1992. Vice Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary European Affairs Committee, since 1992. Vice Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee, since 1992.
Valuer, Jones Lang Wootton, 1962-1964. Senior executive, Hammerson Group, 1964-1968. Director, Audley Properties, Bovis Group, 1968-1971.
Man. Director, St. Paul’s Securities Group, 1971-1976. Chairman, Conservation Investments Group. President, European Property Associate.
Director, Islef Building and Construction Ltd. Senior partner, Curchod & Company, chartered surveyors, 1977-1992. Consultant, since 1992.