Party affiliation: Conservative Party
Chairman, Cambridge University Conservative Association, 1968. Chairman, Uxbridge Conservative Association, 1973-1976. Councillor, Hillingdon Borough Council, 1973-1986.
Leader of the Opposition 197678, Council Leader 1978-1984. Member of Parliament for Slough, since 1983. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Minister for Housing and Construction, 1984-1985, to Minister of Slate at the Treasury 1985.
Member. Commons Select Committee on Treasury and Civil Service, 1986, chairman, July since 1992. Chartered Accountant.