Party affiliation: Conservative party
Member of Parliament for Ashfield, 1977-1979. and for Beaconsfield. since 1982. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State at Home Office, 1983-1985. Member. Public Accounts Committee, 1987-1992.
Secretary, Conservative Finance Committee, 1985-1986, Vice-chairman, 1986-1992. Secretary, Conservative Backbench Trade and Industry Committee, 1985-1986, 1988-1992, Vice-Chairman, 1986-1988. Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Conservative Party, since 1992.
Chartered Accountant. Parliamentary Consultant to Price Waterhouse, British Venture Capital Association, and Commodity Traders Group.