Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Local government, 1957-1974. Member of the European Parliament for Lancashire East, 1979-1984, for Hampshire Central, since 1988. Member, Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy Committee, 1988-1989.
Member, Budgets Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Youth, Culture, Education, Media and Sport Committee, since 1989. Vice Chairman, Gulf States Delegation, since 1989.