Party affiliation: Conservative party
Councillor, Warwickshire County Council, 1967-1972 (resigned), Chairman County Youth Service SubCttee., 1969-1972, Dep.-Chmn. Education Committee 1970-1972. Member of Parliament for Macclesfield, since 1971.
Chairman, All-Party Group for the Paper and Board Industries. Chairman, All-Party Group for Cotton and Allied Textiles. Chairman, Anglo-Danish Parliamentary Group.
Vice-chairman, British-Indonesia Parliamentary Group. Member, BritishAustrian All-Party Parliamentary Group. Member, Commons Select Committee on Social Services, 1980-1990.
Chairman, Commonc Select Committee on Health, 1990-1992. Officer, I4th/20th King’s Hussars, 1957-1959. Sales Executive Trainee, ShellMex British Petroleum Ltd., 1959-1960.
Sales and General Manager, Stevens & Hodgson, 1960-1971. Member, Council for the League for Exchange of Commenwealth Teachers, 1979-1991.