Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member, Transport and General Workers Union. Member, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Scotland, the Fabian Society, Anti-Apartheid Movement, Scottish Labour Action, Tribune Group of MEPs. Animal rights campaigner, leader of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament, 198788.
Member, Regional and Social Parliamentary Committees. Member. Socialist Group Spokesperson Institutional Parliamentary Committee. Member. Delegation for Australia and New Zealand.
Leader of the British Labour Group in the European Parliament, 198788. Vice-President of the European Parliament since 1989. Member of the European Parliament for Lothians, since 1984, Socialist Group.