Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Conservative Research Department, Westminster, 1965-1967. Asst, to Anthony Barber, Chairman, Conservative Party, 1967-1970. Special Assistant Secretary of State at the Department of Trade and Industry, 1972-1974.
Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire South, 1974-1983, and for Northavon, since 1983. Former Secretary, Parliamentary Group for Concorde. Former Vice-Chairman.
Conservative Parliamentary Smaller Businesses Committee. Former Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee. Government Whip, 1979-1981.
Lord Commissioner to the Treasury, 1981-1983. Treasurer of Her Majesty’s Household and Deputy Chief Whip, 1983-1987. Minister of State for Employment with special responsibility for small firms, 1987-1989.
Minister of State for Northern Ireland, November 1989-1990. Deputy Chairman and Joint Treasurer. Conservative Party, 1990-1992.
Paymaster General in Her Majesty’s Treasury. Royal Artillery, 1955-1957. Chartered Accountant.