Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Councillor, Kingston upon Thames Borough Council, 1974-1978, Chairman Performance Review Committee and Vice-Chairman, Finance and General Purposes Committee. Chairman. Bow Group, 1983-1984. founder of Bow Group RiponSoc. Transatlantic Conferences.
1982; Member of Parliament for Dover, since 1987. Managing Director, and majority shareholder, Sabrelancc Ltd. Director. Invicta Sound pic.
Director, The Adscene Group, City Gate Estates pic., Palladian Estates pic., Hoskins Brewery pic. Coopers & Lybrand, 1971-1979. Assistant Director, County Bank, 1979-1983.
School Governor, 1978-1982.