Marion Roe

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Dame Marion Roe

Member of Parliament
for Broxbourne
In office
10 June 1983 – 11 April 2005
Preceded byConstituency Established
Succeeded byCharles Walker
Personal details
Born (1936-07-15) 15 July 1936 (age 83)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)James Kenneth Roe

Dame Marion Audrey Roe, DBE (born 15 July 1936 in London) is a Conservative politician in the United Kingdom, and former MP.

Early life[edit]

She went to the independent Bromley High School for Girls in Bickley, then the independent Croydon High School. She studied at the English School of Languages in Vevey in Switzerland.[1]

Parliamentary career[edit]

She unsuccessfully contested the Barking constituency at the 1979 general election. She served on the Greater London Council[2] and was Member of Parliament for Broxbourne from 1983[1] until 2005.[3] A eurosceptic, she is on the council of the right-wing Conservative Way Forward group. She was a junior environment minister in the 1980s and chaired select committees in the 1990s. She stepped down at the 2005 general election.[3]

In 2010 she became chair of the trustees of the National Benevolent Fund for the Aged, after the death of Winston Churchill (grandson of the former prime minister).[4]

She was interviewed in 2013 as part of The History of Parliament's oral history project.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She married James Kenneth Roe in 1958. They have a son and two daughters - one of whom, Philippa Roe, Baroness Couttie, was the Leader of Westminster City Council and now a member of the House of Lords as a Conservative.


  1. ^ a b "Vote 2001 | Candidates | Marion Roe". BBC News. 2001. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Who's Who". Who's Who 2019. 1 December 2018. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u33002. Retrieved 12 February 2019. |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ a b "Dame Marion Roe DBE". The Guardian. 4 April 2005. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Trustees and staff". web site. NBFA. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Marion Roe interviewed by Eleanor O'Keefe". British Library Sound Archive. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Broxbourne
Succeeded by
Charles Walker