Party affiliation: Labour Party
President, Cambridge University Union, 1972. CUr., Islington London Borough Council, 1978-1983, Labour Chief Whip 1978-1979 and Chairman Housing Committee, 1981-1983. Co-opted member, Council for National Parks, 1980.
Member of Parliament for Islington South and Finsbury, since 1983. Member. Commons Select Committee on the Environment, 1983-1987. Secretary. Tribune Group, 1984-1988, Chairman, 1988-1989.
Chairman, Board of Tribune Newspaper, 1990-1992. Chairman, Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice, 89. Member, Exec, of National Council for Civil Liberties, 1986-1988.
London Labour Whip, 1986-1987. Shadow Secretary of State for Environmental Protection. since 1992. Labour Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs 1987-1992, since 1992.
Member. Exec, of Fabian Society, since 1989. The Housing Corporation 1976-1977. Shaftsbury Society Housing Association, 1977-1980.
Society for Co-operative Dwellings, 198083. Member. Board of Shelter, 1986-1992.