Party affiliation: Labour Party
Member, London County Council, 195154. Member of Parliament, 1953-1959, 1964-1979. Member, Laboratory National Executive Council, 1960-1961, 1968-1980.
United Kingdom representative, United Nations Status of Women Commission, 1967. Chairman, Working Party on Sewage Disposal. Member, Consultative Assembly of Council of Europe and Western European Union, 1969-1971.
Chairman, Labour Party, 1979-1980. House of Lords, since 1979. Opposition Spokesman on Health, 1983-1986, Social Security, since 1983.
Professional career: former Ministry of Information and Foreign Office. Assistant Editor, British Ally, Moscow, USSR. Staff writer. Guardian, 1959-1964.