Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Councillor, Horsham District Council, 1983-1986. Vice-Chairman, Housing. 1984-1985, Chairman, 1985-1986.
County Councillor, Isle of Wight, 1986-1989. Joint Secretary, Tourism Committee. Secretary, Shipping and Shipbuilding Sub Committee, since 1988.
Member of Parliament for Isle of Wight, since 1987. Director, Great Southern Cemetary and Crematorium Company Ltd., 1969-1986. Director, J. D. Field and Sons, 1981.
Member of Lloyds; Major RCT TA.