Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member of the European Parliament for Greater Manchester East, since 1984. Chairman, Ctte. of Inquiry into Growth of Racism and Fascism in Europe, European Parliament, 1984-1986. Vice-Chmn., Sub-Cttee. on Security and Disarmament, European Parliament, 1987-1989.
Leader British Labour Delegation in European Parliament, since 1989. Vice-Chairman of Socialist Group, since 1989. Undergraduate Apprentice, BAC, 1967-1968.
Course tutor in Oceanography, Open University, 1976-1978. Teaching Assistant, UMIST, 1977-1978. Research Fellow, Sussex University, 1978-1979.
Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo, 1984. Various positions finishing as Senior Research fellow, Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, Manchester University, since 1984.