Wyn Roberts, Baron Roberts of Conwy


Ieuan Wyn Pritchard Roberts, Baron Roberts of Conwy, PC (10 July 1930 – 13 December 2013) was a Welsh Conservative politician.


The Lord Roberts of Conwy

Member of Parliament
for Conwy
In office
1970–1997
Preceded byEdnyfed Hudson Davies
Succeeded byBetty Williams
Minister of State for Wales
In office
1987–1994
Preceded byJohn Stradling Thomas
Succeeded byPost reorganised
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
1979  1987
Alongside Michael Roberts, ??? then Mark Robinson
Preceded byAlec Jones & Edward Rowlands
Succeeded byIan Grist
Personal details
Born(1930-07-10)10 July 1930
Llansadwrn, Anglesey, Wales
Died13 December 2013(2013-12-13) (aged 83)
Rowen, Conwy, Wales
NationalityWelsh
Political partyConservative

His father was a Minister in a chapel in Llansadwrn, Anglesey, and they lived in the schoolhouse.

He was Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Conwy (formerly Conway) from 1970 until his retirement in 1997.[1] Wyn Roberts 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.[2][3]

After his retirement from the House of Commons, he was elevated as a life peer on 1 October 1997 with the title of Baron Roberts of Conwy, of Talyfan in the County of Gwynedd.[4] He served as an opposition spokesman on Wales in the House of Lords until 2007.[1] He died on 13 December 2013, at his home in Rowen, Conwy, Wales.[5][6][7]

Coat of arms of Wyn Roberts, Baron Roberts of Conwy
Crest
A demi-lion with dragon’s wings Gules armed Argent and grasping with both paws a trumpet the bell downwards Or.
Escutcheon
Paly of six Argent and vert a cross patonce Gules on a chief engrailed of three arches also Gules three ancient lamps Argent.
Supporters
On either side a dragon Gules armed Argent dimidating a lion Gules armed Argent each supporting with the exterior core foot a plain carnyx Argent garnished and the bell downwards Or.
Motto
Pleidiol I M Gwald[8]

References


  1. Williamson, David (28 June 2007). "Long-serving Tory peer announces retirement". Western Mail. p. 7.
  2. "No. 52173". The London Gazette (Supplement). 16 June 1990. p. 2.
  3. "No. 52543". The London Gazette. 28 May 1991. p. 8207.
  4. "No. 54911". The London Gazette. 6 October 1997. p. 11235.
  5. Chiara Rinaldi (14 December 2013). "Lord Roberts of Conwy has died at the age of 83". Wales Online. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  6. "Lord Roberts of Conwy dies, aged 83". BBC News. 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.
  7. John Biffen (16 December 2013). "Lord Roberts of Conwy obituary | Politics". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  8. Debrett's Peerage. 2000.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ednyfed Hudson Davies
Member of Parliament for Conwy
(Constituency known as Conway, 1970–1983)

19701997
Succeeded by
Betty Williams