Frank Roy

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Frank Roy
Member of Parliament
for Motherwell and Wishaw
Assumed office
1 May 1997
Preceded by Constituency Created
Majority 16,806 (43%)
Personal details
Born (1958-08-29) 29 August 1958 (age 56)
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Ellen Roy[1]

Frank Roy (born 29 August 1958) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Motherwell and Wishaw since 1997. He was a Government Whip and Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury from 2006 to 2010, after having served as an Assistant Whip from 2005.

Roy was, like many others in the area, a steelworker until he was made redundant in 1991 when Ravenscraig Steelworks closed.[citation needed] He worked as a parliamentary assistant to Helen Liddell MP before becoming MP for Motherwell and Wishaw.[citation needed] He is the first MP born locally to represent Motherwell and Wishaw.[citation needed]

In 2001 Roy resigned as parliamentary private secretary to Helen Liddell in the wake of the cancellation of a visit to Carfin Grotto by Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Ahern was due to visit the grotto to open a memorial to victims of the Irish Potato Famine but the visit was cancelled due to Roy's advice of risk of possible sectarian violence,[2] despite statements from Strathclyde Police that they did not consider the visit to be a security risk.[3]


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Motherwell and Wishaw