Party affiliation: Labour Party
Councillor and Alderman, Nuneaton Borough Council, and Councillor Nuneaton District Council, Chairman, Coventry East Labour Pany, 1964-1968. Member, Fabian Society. Member, Transpon and General Workers Union.
Member of Parliament for Bolton East, 1974-1983, and for Bolton South East. Parliamentary Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Defence, 1977-1979. Councillor, Coventry Borough Council.
Member. Select Committee on Employment. Member. Public Accounts Committee. Officer of ten All-Pany groups in the House of Commons.
Member, Nonh West Group of Labour MPs. Member. Labour Pany Defence, Foreign Affairs. Trade and Industry, Aviation Committees.
Member, All-Pany Group on the Motor Industry. Fellow of Industrial and Parliamentary Trust. Sponsored member of Transport and General Workers Union.
Fellowship completed with British Aerospace.