Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
Member of the Bureau
Liberal Democrats Party, United Kingdom
Member: Parliament's Bureau; Quaestors; Committee on Development; Delegation for relations with India.
Substitute: Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety; Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia; Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Education: MA (physics and chemistry), Caius College, Cambridge. And MBA, INSEAD business school, Fontainebleau.
Worked in industry (1963-1979).
Member of the European Parliament (1979-1994 and from 1999-today) Joint Leader of the British Conservative delegation (1993-1994); now Whip of UK's Liberal Democrat MEPs (2004-today).
Author of two biographies, other books, and several political pamphlets, including most recently 'Europe Needs an FBI' (2004).