Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Member of Parliament, Aberdeen South, 1970-1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Scotland, 1973-1974. Member, British Parliamentary Delegation to oversee S. Vietnamese Elections, 1973.
Member, British Parliamentary Delegation to Soviet Union, 1974. Leader, British Parliamentary Delegation to Austria, 1980. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade, Minister of Aviation and Shipping, Minister of Tourism, 1981-1983.
Chairman, Soviet and East European Group, Conservative Foreign Affairs Committee, 1975-1987. Leader, Conservative Group, Scottish Select Committee, 1979-1981. Chairman. Scottish Conservative Committee, 1979-1981.
Special Adviser to Prime Minister, General Election, 1987. Member of Parliament, Harwich, since 1992. Royal Green Jackets, 1972-1976.
Lecturer. Royal College, of Defence Studies, 1973. Lecturer, Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies, 1975. Board member, African Medical and Research Foundation.
Consultant, N.M.Rothschild and Sons Ltd., since 1983. Chairman, Milner and Company Ltd. Chairman. Cricketers' Who’s Who Ltd.
Director, D’Arcy Marius Benton and Bowles Ltd. Director. College, of Petroleum Studies, Oxford.
- Wodehouse At War
- Stroat's account of the story behind Wodehouse's broadcasts on Nazi radio during World War II.