Having stood unsuccessfully for Sheffield Attercliffe in 1979, he was elected to the House of Commons at the 1987 general election as Member of Parliament for Gloucester, succeeding former minister Sally Oppenheim. He was re-elected at the 1992 general election, but was defeated at the 1997 general election by the Labour Party candidate, Tess Kingham.
- "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "G", part 1". Leigh Raymemt's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- "UK General Election results june 1987". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- "UK General Election results 1997 & 2001: Gloucester". Richard Kimber's political science resources. Retrieved 8 January 2010.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Douglas French
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