Party affiliation: Conservative Party
President, Cambridge Union, 1952. Worked in Conservative Research Department, 1966-1968. Political Secretary to Right Honourable Edward Heath Member of Parliament, 1968-1974.
Member of Parliament for Mid Oxon, 1974-1983, and for Witney, since 1983. Opposition Spokesman on Europe, 1976-1979. Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1979-1983.
Minister of State, Home Office, 1983-1984. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1984-1985. Secretary ofState for the Home Office, 1985-1989.
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, since 1989. Her Majesty Diplomatic Service, Peking, the United Nations and Rome, 1952-1966.