Political Life 
He was first elected at the 1987 general election as Member of Parliament for Battersea. From 1993 to 1996 he was a health minister and from 1996 to 1997 he was a transport minister, before losing his parliamentary seat at the 1997 general election.
He has been National Secretary of the Federation of Conservative Students and worked at the Institute of Psychiatry.
He is an active member of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
He has served as president of Gay Conservatives, an LGBT group within the Conservative Party.
- Gay Conservatives President Re-elected
- http://www.conservativeeuropegroup.org.uk/newsshow.aspx?id=5&ref=24 CEG 2011 Annual General Meeting report
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Bowis
- Profile on European Parliament website
- John Bowis – John Bowis OBE
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