Party affiliation: Labour Party
Local government, 1963-1978. Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire South West, since 1979. Vice President, European Parliament.
1987-1989; Member, Social Affairs, Employment and Working Environment Committee, since 1984. Substitute, Transport and Tourism Committee, since 1989. Vice Chairman, Gulf States Delegation, since 1989.
British Rail. 1943-1947. Naval service, 1947-1949.