Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member Greater London Council, Hendon North and Opposition Spokesman for Industry and Employment, 1977-1986. Vice Chairman, Greater London Council Public Services and Safety Committee, 1977-1981. Member of the European Parliament for Dorset East and Hampshire West, 1984, re-elected since 1989.
European Democratic Group spokesman on the Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Strategy. Member External Economic Relations Committee. Member Petitions Committee.
Member European Committee of the Confederation of British Industry. Commissioned into Royal Artillery for National Service, 1955-1957, followed by five years in the Honourable Royal Artillery. Employee, advertising agency.
Employee, Beecham Group. Employee, Ever Ready. Employee for 13 years culminating as European Director of IPC Business Press, Reed International.
Also Board member Cie Europeene de Publication and Konradin Verlag, French and German publishing companies. Director Gen Trade Association. Member Council of Confederation of British Industry.