English conservative politician and lawyer. During his three-decade career as a Member of Parliament, he also served briefly as British Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
He became the president of the Oxford Union, a debating society, while in college.
He began his parliamentary career in 1979 as a representative of Grantham, Lincolnshire.
He married journalist Sarah Boyd-Carpenter in 1968.
He served as Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food under the administration of Prime Minister John Major.