Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member of Parliament for Hull West, since 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1984. Former Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Agriculture, 1985-1987, and on Home Affairs, 1987-1992.
Electrical fitter apprentice, Her Majesty Dockyard. Devonport, 1953-1958. Systems engineer. English Electric Computers and Radio Corporation of America, USA, 1963-1966.
Project Leader, Marconi Automation, 1966-1968. Consultant. Inter-Bank Research Organisation, 71. Manager, British Steel Corporation, 1971-1976.
Manager, British Leyland. 80; Consultant, Nexos Office Systems, 1980-1982. Manager, Plessey Communications Systems Ltd., 1982-1983.