Party affiliation: Conservative party
Pres., Durham Union, and Chairman, Durham University Conservative Association. CUr., Richmond London Borough Council, and member. Greater London Council, 1974-1981.
Member, Conservative Research Department, 1973-1975. Member Mrs Thatcher’s Private Office in charge of correspondence, 1976-1977. Chairman, National Council for Civil Defence, and Director of the Coalition For Peace Through Security, 1981-1983.
Member of Parliament for Gainsborough and Horncastle, since 1983. Secretary, Conservative Backbench Defence Committee and Backbench Agriculture Committee, 1983-1985. Member. Commons Defence Select Committee, 1983.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Technology. Department of Trade and Industry. Barrister.