Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Personal Asst, to Sir Peter Emery, 1979 General Election. Councillor, East Devon District Council, 1980. Member of Parliament for Teignbridge, since 1983.
Member Standing Committee on Police and Criminal Evidence Bill and Video Cassettes Bill. Joint Secretary, Conservative Backbench Legal Committee, 1983-1984. Secretary, West Country Member of Parliament’s Group, 1984.
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office and assisting Lord Elton at the Home Office, 86. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, 1986. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Employment, 1987-1990.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, July since 1990. Solicitor, 1974, then partner in Exeter firm, since 1976. Steward, British Boxing Board of Control, 1985-1987.