Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Worked Conservative Research Department, 1972-1982, Head of Political Section, 1974-1982. Member of Parliament for Taunton, since 1987. Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Right Honourable Lynda Chalker, Member of Parliament, Minister for Overseas Development.
Assistant Principal, Department of Employment, 1966-1968. Research Fellow, Institut, of Historical Research, 1970-1972. Director, Home Affairs, Association, of British Chambers of Commerce, 1982-1987, Deputy Dir.- General, 1986-1987.