Party affiliation: Labour Party
General Secretary, National Association, of Labour Teachers, 1938-1947. Member, St. Paneras Borough Council, 1945-1959, and Chairman of various Committees. Member, London County Council, 1946-1965.
Chairman, New and Expanding Towns Committee, member, Stevenage Development Corporation, 1950-1980, and Chairman, 1966-1980. Member. Central Housing Advisory Committee, 1955-1973. Member, Greater London Council, 1964-1977, and Chairman, 1975-1976.
Member, South East Economic Planning Council, 1966-1979, and Deputy Chairman, 1971-1979. Deputy Leader, Labour Opposition, Greater London Council, 1967-1973. Chairman, Housing Committee.
Chairman, Transport Committee. House of Lords, since 1978. Professional career: architectural journalist, 1927-1931.
Teacher, 1933-1950; member, various housing assns.