Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Chairman, Lancaster University Conservative Association, 1965. Research Asst, to Right Honourable Sir Keith Joseph Baronet Member of Parliament. 1967-1968; Vice-Chairman, National Association, of Conservative Graduates, 1970-1973 and 1976-1978.
Chairman, Newham South Conservative Association, 1971-1974. Member. National Union Executive Committee, 1976-1977. Chairman, Spen Valley Civic Society, 1978-1980.
Member of Parliament for Brighouse and Spenborough, 1979-1983, and for Keighley, since 1983. Secretary, Conservative Yorkshire Members, 1979-1983. Secretary, Conservative Sport and Recreation Committee, 1979-1981.
Member. Select Ctte. on Transport, 1979-1982. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary for State for Transport, 198283. Chairman, All-Party Wool Textile Group, since 1984.
Vice-Chairman. Parliamentary Information Technology Committee, 1987. Secretary, Conservative Parliamentary Transport Committee, 1985-1987. Vice-Chairman, Parliamentary Food and Health Forum, 1985.
Journalist; President, Brighouse Citizen’s Advice Bureau, 1979-1983.