This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.
Opposition Whip 2003-07;
Opposition Spokesperson for:
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister/Communities and Local Government 2003-07,
Education and Skills 2004-05,
Business, Innovation and Skills 2009-10;
Suspended from membership:
July 2011-May 2012,
May 2014-May 2015.
Local government, education, transport and infrastructure, agriculture, constitutional affairs, foreign policy.
Conservative Party National Local Government Advisory Committee,
Board of Conservative Party 1997-2001;
Conservative Whip suspended February 2010.
President, Assembly of European Regions Sub-Commission 1990-2005;
EU Committee of the Regions:
Leader, Conservative Group, UK Delegation -2005,
Enlargement Group 1998-2005,
Bulgarian Joint Consultative Committee 2002-05;
Vice-President, Commission on Transport and the Information Society 1998-2000;
Board member, Commonwealth Local Government Forum 2007-.
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