Former Conservative minister Lord Roberts of Conwy dies

Former Welsh Office minister Wyn Roberts has died following a short illness. He was Margaret Thatcher's longest serving minister. The former Conwy MP was credited with advancing key pieces of Welsh language legislation as well as education reforms.

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Lord Roberts of Conwy: His life and career

Tributes have been paid to former Conservative MP Lord Roberts who has died at the age of 83.

Lord Roberts championed the Welsh language during his time in Parliament while serving under Margret Thatcher and John Major.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron describe the former Welsh Office Minister as a great Conservative who did so much for Wales.

Owain Phillips takes a look back at his life and career.

First Minister pays tribute to Lord Roberts

First Minister Carwyn Jones has paid tribute to former Conservative Minister Lord Roberts of Conwy who has died aged 83.

I am saddened to hear of the death of Lord Roberts of Conwy and my thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time. Lord Roberts was a leading figure in Welsh politics for more than 30 years. As well as a long career in the Welsh Office he will be particularly remembered for his work on the Welsh language and for piloting the Welsh Language Act in 1993. He will be greatly missed by Welsh politics as a whole."

– Carwyn Jones


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