Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-under-Lyme, since 1986. Opposition West Midlands Whip, Legal Affairs, Womens Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs and Home Affairs, Energy and Treasury. Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Labour Party Home Affairs Committee.
Vice-Chairman, All Party Group on Children. Former member North Staffs District Health Authority, 1983-1987. Secretary Staffs District Trades Council, 1976-1986.
Former member District Manpower Services Committee. Former Branch Secretary, National Union of Public Employees. Professional career: Secretary and Asst, to John Golding Member of Parliament, former Member of Parliament for Newcastle-underLyme; radiographer.