Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Political Secretary to Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher, 1975-1981. Former Vice-Chairman, Eastern Region Council for Sport and Receation. Member of Parliament for Norfolk Mid, since 1983.
Former Parliamentary Private Secretary to Financial Secretary to the Treasury. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1983-1986. Chairman, Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Council, 1984.
Government Whip, 1986-1988. Parliamentary Sec. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1988-1989. Economic Secretary at the Treasury, November 1989-1990.
Paymaster General. Her Majesty Treasury, July 1990. Government Chief Whip at Downing Street, since 1992. Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury.
Former journalist and partner in family farming business in Suffolk.