Served as Member of Parliament for Birkenhead between 1979 and 2019, and was nominated to the House of Lords in August 2020. He was elected by MPs, in 2015, to be the Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, a position he held until 2019. In 2010, he was appointed by the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, to lead an Independent Review on Poverty Life Chances which culminated with the publication of The Foundation Years: preventing poor children becoming poor adults. He is the co-author with Andrew Forsey, of Revisiting Beveridge, to be published by Politeia in September.

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