Party affiliation: Socialist Party
Member of regional council, 1974-1986. Mayor of Bethune, since 1977. Vice-pres. General Council of Pas-de-Calais.
Deputy for Pas-de-Calais, since 1978. Secretary of State for War Veterans, 1988. Deputy Minister for Minister of Transport and Seas, in charge of the Seas, 1988-1992.
Secretary of State responsible for Defence. Member on ruling board, construction company. Manager, editing company.