Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells, since 1974. Vice-chairman, Conservative Home Affairs Committee, 1976. Executive, 1922 Committee, 1976-1979.
Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment, 1979-1981. Minister of State at the Home Office, 1981-1983. Solicitor-General, 1983-1987.
Attorney-General, 1987-1992. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Captain, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, National Service.
Barrister, 1955; Queen’s Counsel, 1972.