Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury, since 1959. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister of Education, 1962-1964. Member, United Kingdom Delegation to Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1962-1966.
Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Trade and Technology, 1969-1970. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Technology. 1970; Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry, 1970-1972.
Minister of State. Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1979-1981. Financial Secretary to the Treasury, 1981-1983. Secretary of State for Transport, 1983-1986.
Secretary of State for the Environment, 1986-1989. Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, 1989-1990, resigned. Lord Steward; Executive Commissioner, National Trust, 1962-1970.