Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Chairman, Cambridge University Association, 1963. President, Cambridge Union, 1964. PA to Right Honourable Duncan Sandys, 1965.
Conservative Research Department, 1966-1968, Chairman, Bow Group, 1971-1972. Member of Parliament for Kingston-upon-Thames, since 1972. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Arts, 1974.
Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Finance Committee, 1974. Opposition Spokesman on Prices and Consumer Affairs, 1975-1976. Opposition Spokesman on Industry, 1976-1979.
UnderSec. of State, Department of Energy, 1979-1981. Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry, 1981-1985. Minister for Defence Procurement, 1985-1986.
Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1986-1989. Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 1989-1990. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Merchant Banker, 1968-1979.