Party affiliation: Social and Liberal Democrats
Member of Parliament for Caithness and Sutherland, since 1966. Member. Commons Select Committee on Estimates. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rt.
Hon George Thomson Member of Parliament, Minister Without Portfolio. 1967-1969; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1960-1970. Opposition Scottish Affairs Spokesman, 1970-1971, and on Defence, 1971-1972.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Prices and Consumer Protection, 1974-1979. Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1980-1981. Resigned Labour Party, joined Social Democrats, 1981.
Social Democratic Party Spokesman on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1981-1987, on Home and Legal Affairs, 1983-1987, on Northern Ireland. 1983-1987 and Scotland. 1982-1987; Alliance Spokesman on Agriculture.
Fisheries and Food, 1987. Social Democratic Party Leader. 1987-1988; Social Democratic Party Spokesman on Economic Affairs, 1987-1988.
LD Spokesman on Home Affairs, Broadcasting and the Arts, since 1988. Member. Public Accounts Committee. Barrister; Director, Atlantic Telenetwork Inc.
Consultant, Encyclopaedia Britannica.