Marion Roe

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Dame Marion Roe
Member of Parliament
for Broxbourne
In office
10 June 1983 – 11 April 2005
Preceded by Constituency Established
Succeeded by Charles Walker
Personal details
Born (1936-07-15) 15 July 1936 (age 81)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) James Kenneth Roe

Dame Marion Audrey Roe, DBE (born 15 July 1936, 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.

Parliamentary career[edit]

She unsuccessfully contested the Barking constituency at the 1979 general election. She served on the Greater London Council and was Member of Parliament for Broxbourne from 1983 until 2005. 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.[citation needed]

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).[1]

Personal life[edit]

She married James Kenneth Roe in 1958. They have a son and two daughters - one of whom, Philippa Roe, Baroness Couttie, is the incumbent leader of Westminster City Council and a member of the House of Lords.


  1. ^ "Trustees and staff". web site. NBFA. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

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