Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Councillor, Cannock Chase District Council, 1980-1987. Councillor, Staffordshire County Council, 1981-1987. Vice-Chairman, National Young Conservatives, 1982-1984.
Parly, candidate, 1983. Member of Parliament, since 1986. Member. Conservative Back Bench Environment Committee.
Member. Social Services Select Committee. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Education Minister, 1987-1988. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1988-1989.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Minister for Aviation and Shipping, Department of Transport, since 1989. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Employment. Farming; coal mining.
Industrial representative. National Coal Board.