Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Councillor, Lichfield District Council, 1974-1976. Member of Parliament for Meriden, since 1979. Honorary Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Transport Committee, 1979.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State for Industry, 1981 and to Secretary of State for Employment, 1981-1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for T rade and Industry, 1983-1985. and to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1985-1987. Vice-Chairman, Transport Safety Group.
Chairman, Community Trade Marks Committee. Chairman, of the All Party car industry Group, 1992. Dunlop Rhodesia, 1961-1964.
Marketing Planning Manager, Dunlop United Kingdom Ltd., 1964-1979, responsible for Dunlop racing tyre development, 1966-1970.