Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Municipal government. Member. Portuguese parliament, 1976-1979, 1983-1987. Member of the European Parliament, since 1987.
Member, Social Affairs, Employment and the Working Environment Committee, 1989. Member, Petitions Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights Committee.
Substitute. Transport and Tourism Committee. Member, Central America and Mexico Delegation.