Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Alderman, London Country Council, 1956. Alderman, Greater London Council, 1970. Strategic Planning Chairman, 1970.
Member of Parliament, since 1970. Governor, University College, London, 1972. Member, South East Planning Committee, 1972.
Government Whip, 1972-1974. Conservative Health Spokesman, 1974-1979. Minister for Health, 1979-1982.
Minister of State for Trade, 1982-1983. Member. Select Committee on Education. Chairman, Parliamentary Scientific Committee.
Chairman, Spahealth (medical video), since 1986. Trustee of various charities.