Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Councillor, Kent County Council, 1961-1964. Member of Parliament for Woking, since 1964. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Aerospace Department. ofTrade and Industry, 1972-1974.
Chairman, Commons Select Committee on Defence, 1981-1982. Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1982-1983. Chairman, 1922 Committee, 1984-1992.
Served Lieutenant 7th Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps, 1944-1948. Her Majesty Foreign Service, 1951-1960.