Party affiliation: Official Ulster Unionist Party
Councillor, Newtonabbey Borough Council, 1981, Mayor, 1982. Member. Northern Ireland Assembly, 1982. Deputy Chairman, Northern Ireland Assembly.
Party Spokesman on Transport. Communications and local Government. Fellow, Industry and Parliament Trust.
Member of Parliament for Antrim South, since 1983. Professional footballer, 1950-1957. Plumbing and heating contractor, 1957-1983.
Chairman, Chest, Heart and Stroke Association, Glengormley. Friend, Martin Trust.