Peter Fry

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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 Peter Derek Fry
(1931-05-26)26 May 1931
High Wycombe, England, UK
Died 12 May 2015(2015-05-12) (aged 83)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative (1953–2015)
Other political

Labour (until 1951)[1]

Liberal (1951-53)[2]
Spouse(s) Helen, Lady Fry
Residence Wellingborough, England, UK
Alma mater Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe
Worcester College, Oxford
Occupation Member of Parliament
Religion Christian

Sir Peter Derek Fry (26 May 1931 – 12 May 2015) was a British Conservative 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 subsequently became the Chairman of the Bingo Association, Chairman of the Federation of European Bingo Associations, and a trustee of the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.

Fry was interviewed in 2012 as part of The History of Parliament's oral history project.[3][4]

Fry died on 12 May 2015, aged 83.[5]


  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.
  3. ^ "Oral history: FRY, Peter (1931-2015)". The History of Parliament. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Sir Peter Fry interviewed by Jessica Wilkins". British Library Sound Archive. Retrieved 14 July 2016. 
  5. ^ Notice of death: Sir Peter Derek FRY,; accessed 15 May 2015.


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