Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Former Streethay Parish Cnclr. Councillor, Lichfield District Council, 1975-1987, Leader of Council, 1977-1983. Councillor, Staffordshire County Council, 1977-1985, Deputy Leader, 1979-1981, Chairman Education and Finance Committees, Vice-Chairman.
Policy, Resources and Performance Review Committees. Former Chairman, Staffordshire District Cncls. Association; former member, Policy Committee, Association, of County Cncls.
Member of Parliament for South East Staffordshire, since 1983. Government Assistant Whip, 1986-1987. Lord Commissioner, Her Majesty Treasury, since 1987.
Former Managing Director of a West Midlands engineering company.