Conservative life peer, Lord Roberts of Conwy, has died. He was 83
Lord Roberts of Conwy joined the Lords in 1997, serving as opposition spokesperson on Welsh Affairs (1997-2007) and Home Affairs (2002-04). He last spoke in the Lords chamber on 10 December 2012, when he asked a question on the economic impact of the United States budget.
He was MP for Conwy for 27 years (1970-97). During this time he spent 15 years in the Welsh Office, first as parliamentary under secretary and later as minister of state. He was responsible for taking legislation promoting the Welsh language through Parliament and piloted the 1993 Welsh Language Act.
Lord Roberts of Conwy was president of the University of Wales College of Medicine (1997-2004) and vice-president of Cardiff University (2004-07).