Party affiliation: Conservative party
President, Oxford Union. Member of Parliament for Grantham, since 1979. Member, Select Committee on Agriculture, 1979-1982.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1982-1986. Government Whip, 1983-1984. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office, 1986-1989.
Minister of State for Industry and Enterprise, since 1989. Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Committee, since 1992. Barrister, 1968.