Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member, Brentwood UDC, 1968-1972. Contested Barking, February, October 1974. Member of the European Parliament for Birmingham North.
1979-1984; founder/Chmn., Backbench Committee, European Democratic Group, 1979-1982. Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire, since 1983. Vice-Chairman, European Affairs Conservative Backbench Committee, 1983-1986, Chairman, 1986-1987.
Member, Select Committee on Employment, 1986. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs, 1988-1990. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Employment, July 1990-April 1992.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Education, April since 1992. Industry, 1966-1979.