Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Div. Chairman, Young Conservatives Association, 1950-1951. Vice-Chairman Constituency Association, 1967-1968. Councillor, Somerset County Council, 1967-1969.
Member of Parliament for Exeter, since 1970. Secretary, Conservative Trade Committee, 1971-1972. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for Industry, 1972-1973.
Chairman, All Party Disablement Committee, since 1992. Member, Snowdon Working Party on the Disabled, 1976-1977. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1973-1974.
Vice-Chairman, Conservative Arts and Amenities Committee, 1974-1979. Vice-chairman, Conservative Energy Committee, 1973-1979, Chairman since 1979. Member. Government Advisory Committee on Transport for the Disabled, since 1983.
Joint Secretary, 1922 Committee. Served in Armed Forces, 1945-1951. Director, Hotels and Restaurant Company, 1952-1960.
Managing Director of two Motels’ Companies, 1961-1972, Director, 1972-1975. Director, Inghams Travel Ltd., 1975-1981. Director, Berkeley Exploration and Production pic., 1982-1987.
Director, OIS Group.