Party affiliation: Labour Party
Contested Bosworth, 1979. Chairman, Parliamentary Labour Party Education Committee, since 1985. Opposition Whip, 1986-1987.
Deputy Campaign Coordinator, Parliamentary Labour Party, since 1987. Front Bench Spokesman on Education, since 1987, and on Employment Training, since 1988. Member of Parliament for Leeds Central, 1983.
Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Trade and Industry, since 1992. Research Assistant, L.S.E. Research Fellow, University College, Cardiff.
Lecturer. University of Leeds, 1971.