Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Chairman, Tavistock Young Conservatives, Vice-chairman, National Young Conservatives. Parly, candidate, 1966. Member of Parliament, since 1970.
Vice-Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, 1971-1973 and 1974-1981. Assistant Whip, 1973-1974. Member. Select Committee on European Legislation. since 1975.
Chairman, West Country Conservative Member of Parliament’s, 1977-1978. Treasurer, Conservative Middle East Council, 1981-1992, Vice-chairman, since 1992. Chairman, United Kingdom Group of Parliamentary Association, for Euro-Arab Cooperation, since 1982.
Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary Agriculture Committee, 1988-1990. Lecturer in Regional Geography, Weston-SuperMare Technical College, 1964-1970. Parly, consultant, British Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers Association, since 1974.
Parly, consultant. Milk Marketing Board. since 1986.