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SDP Spokesperson for Education and Sport 1981-83.
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for:
Broadcasting and Trade and Industry 1996-97,
Home Affairs 1998-2002,
Home Office 2004;
Liberal Democrat peers:
Deputy Leader 2001-04,
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Constitutional Affairs 2006-10;
Deputy Leader of the House of Lords 2010-13;
Minister of State and Government Spokesperson, Ministry of Justice 2010-13.
MP (Labour 1979-81, SDP 1981-83) for Stockport South. Contested (SDP) Stockport 1983 general election.
Penal reform, future of the BBC, media plurality.
Labour Party Researcher 1967-68;
International Secretary, Labour Party 1969-74.
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