Party affiliation: Conservative party
Secretary, Conservative Party Constitutional Committee, 1979. Member of Parliament for Hemel Hempstead, 1979-1983, and for MidBedfordshire, since 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General, 1979-1986.
Chairman, Society of Conservative Lawyers, 1985-1986. Parliamentary Under Secretary of state. Department of Health and Social Security, 1986-1987.
Solicitor-General, 198792. Attorney General since 1992. Attorney-General; Commissioned Royal Artillery, National Service, 1957-1959.
Walter Runciman & Company (Shipping), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1962-1964. Barrister. Commercial and Employment Law, 1965-1986. Bencher, Inner Temple.