Party affiliation: Social Democratic Party
Member, municipal government. Local and regional posts within Social Democratic Party (SPD). Member of the European Parliament, S/SPD. since 1979.
Member. Social Affairs, Employment and Working Environment Committee, European Parliament, since 1979. Vice-Chairman, Social Affairs, Employment and Working Environment Committee, 1979-1984. Member. Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities Committee.
European Parliament; substitute member. Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy Ctlee. and Institutional Affairs Committee, European Parliament. Member, EEC-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee.
Shoemaker, coalminer, trade unionist.