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Roland BOYES

member of parliament

Roland BOYES, British Member of Parliament.


BOYES, Roland was born on February 12, 1937. Parents: the late Reginald Boyes and the late Phyllis Dollive.


Bachelor of Science(Econ.), Master of Arts, (Econ). Spoken languages: a little French.


Secretary and former Chairman. Easington Constituency Labour Party. Member. Peterlee Parish Council.

1969-1973; Councillor, Peterlee Town Council, 1976-1979. Councillor, Easington Distort Council, 1973-1976. Member of European Parliament, 1979-1984.

Member of Parliament for Houghton and Washington, since 1983. Chairman, Tribune Group, 1985-1986. Front Bench Environment Spokesman, 1985-1988.

Front Bench Spokesman on Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control, 1988-1992. Member, Sel. Committee, on Health, since 1992.


  • People in Parliament.


  • Other Interests

    Sport, photography, brass bands.


Spouse Patricia (née James), 1962. Children: John David, Paul Richard.