Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Vice-Chairman, Holborn and St. Paneras Conservative Association, 1971-1972. Member, Greater London Young Conservatives Committee, 1972-1982. Member, CTU National Committee, 1979.
Member of Parliament for Thanet North, since 1983. Member, All-Party Group for FRAME, 198386. Vice-Chairman, Backbench Media Committee.
Joint Secretary, Backbench Home Affairs Committee. United Kingdom Delegate, Council of Europe and Western European Union. Member. Home Affairs Select Committee.
Member. Special Select Committee on Televising the House of Commons. Freelance broadcaster and programme Director, Radio Scotland. Personal Asst, to General Manager, Universal Films, 1963-1972.
Freelance reporter, British Broadcasting Corporation Radio London, 1972-1973. Producer, British Broadcasting Corporation Radio, 197376. Producer for British Broadcasting Corporation Children's Television, 1976-1979, Senior producer, Thames Television, editor and special projects producer, 1979-1983.