Party affiliation: Labour Party
Former Council, Hornsey Borough Council, and Alderman, Borough of Hornsey. Former Councillor, Hammersmith Borough Council. Member. Labour Party National Executive Committee.
Secretary, Keep Left Group, Bevan Group and Tribune Group. Member, Union for Manufacturing, Science and Finance Trade Union. Vice-President, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
Member of Parliament for Barking. since 1974. Former Opposition Spokesperson on Women. Chairperson, Labour Party, 1988-1990.