Peter Fry

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Sir Peter Fry
Member of Parliament
for Wellingborough
In office
4 December 1969 – 1 May 1997
Preceded by Harry Howarth
Succeeded by Paul Stinchcombe
Personal details
Born (1931-05-26) 26 May 1931 (age 83)
High Wycombe, UK
Nationality British
Political party Conservative (1953–present)
Other political
Labour (1931-51) [1]

Liberal (1951-53) [2]

Spouse(s) Lady Helen Fry
Residence Wellingborough, UK
Alma mater Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Worcester College, Oxford

Occupation Member of Parliament
Religion Christian

Sir Peter Derek Fry (born 26 May 1931) is a British Conservative Party politician.

Born in High Wycombe, Fry was educated at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, and Worcester College, Oxford. He became an insurance broker and a director of the family retail clothing business. He served as a councillor on Buckinghamshire County Council from 1961.

Fry contested Nottingham North in 1964 and Willesden East in 1966. He was elected a Member of Parliament at the 1969 Wellingborough by-election. He represented the seat until 1997, when he lost to Labour's Paul Stinchcombe by a margin of 187 votes.

He is now the Chairman of the Bingo Association, Chairman of the Federation of European Bingo Associations, and a trustee of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.

He is in no way related to his namesake Peter Fry of Melbourne.


  1. ^ Peter Fry MP on race, discrimination and Wellingborough / interviewed by Paul Crofts.
  2. ^ Peter Fry MP on race, discrimination and Wellingborough / interviewed by Paul Crofts.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Harry Howarth
Member of Parliament for Wellingborough
Succeeded by
Paul Stinchcombe