Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Baron Roberts of Conwy, PC 1930-2013

. The Baron Roberts of Conwy, who has died aged 83, as Wyn Roberts, was Conservative MP for Conwy (formerly Conway) 1970-97. He served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales, Peter Thomas from 1970 to 1974, and was Opposition spokesman on Wales between 1974 and 1979. On the 1979 Conservative election victory, he was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Welsh Office. After the 1987 election, he was promoted to Minister of State at the Welsh Office, a post he held until 1994. He was knighted for political service in 1990. He was created a life peer on leaving the Commons.

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