|Member of Parliament
for Motherwell and Wishaw
1 May 1997
|Preceded by||Constituency Created|
29 August 1958 |
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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. He worked as a parliamentary assistant to Helen Liddell MP before becoming MP for Motherwell and Wishaw. He is the first MP born locally to represent Motherwell and Wishaw.
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, despite statements from Strathclyde Police that they did not consider the visit to be a security risk.
- Frank Roy MP official site
- Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Frank Roy MP
- TheyWorkForYou.com - Frank Roy MP
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