Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Chairman, Bow Group, 1972-1973. Editor, Crossbow, 1974-1976. Member of Parliament for Fareham, since 1979.
Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Employment Committee, 1979-1981. Vice-Chairman, Conservative Parliamentary European Affairs Committee, 1980-1981. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister of State for Northern Ireland, 1981-1982.
Member, Select Committee on Employment, 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Education and Science, Sir Keith Joseph Member of Parliament, 1983-1984. Assistant Government Whip, 1984.
Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, 1986-1988. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Social Security, 1988-1989. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office, 1989-1992.
Minister of State at the Home Office, since 1992. Marketing Manager, United Biscuits, 196779.