Roy Perry

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Roy Perry (born 12 February 1943) is a British politician.

Perry graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Government and Politics and was formerly a senior lecturer in Politics before entering the profession himself as a member of Test Valley Borough Council from 1979 to 1994. He was leader between 1985 and 1994. During this time, Perry contested the seat of Swansea West for the Conservatives in the 1992 general election. He was elected a Member of the European Parliament for the Wight and Hampshire South constituency in the 1994 European Parliament election and was re-elected under the new system of proportional representation in the 1999 European Parliament election.

In December 2002, Perry was placed sixth on the Conservative list for the 2004 elections. Four Conservative MEPs were elected in the region so Perry was not.

Since the 2004 European Parliament election, Perry has concentrated on his roles as Director of the Trident Trust, Trustee of the Hampshire Museums Service, and Director of the Isle of Wight Partnership. He is also the Leader of Hampshire County Council.[1]

Perry is married with two daughters, one of whom, Caroline Nokes,[2] was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Romsey and Southampton North in the 2010 General Election.[3]


  1. ^ "Hantsweb: Your Councillors - Roy Perry". Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Caroline Nokes". Conservative Party website. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Lib Dem's Sandra Gidley loses seat after 10 years". BBC. 8 May 2010. 

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