Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member. Stokeon-Trent City Council, 1972-1984. Member, Staffordshire County Council, 85. Member of the European Parliament for Staffordshire East, since 1984.
Chairman, Transport and General Workers' Union 5/24 branch, 1975-1981. Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent South, since 1992. Pottery caster, coal miner, 1957-1964.
Transport driver; bus driver, 196684.