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Wednesday, September 1, 1999 Published at 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK

UK: Wales: AMs

Peter Rogers


North Wales Region

Spokesman for Environment, Transport and Planning
Personal Details
Date of Birth -
January 2, 1940.
Place of Birth - Wrexham.
Married - June 12, 1973, Margaret, daughter of late Mr and Mrs Richard Roberts (2 sons).

Prenton Secondary School, Birkenhead.
Cheshire School of Agriculture (Credit Cert in Agriculture).

Previous Occupation(s)
Agricultural training 1957-63.
Farm Manager 1962.
Sales Manager for Wales and NW Division, CIBA Geigy 1964-73.
Farming 500 acres in partnership with brother and wife 1973-.

Political Career
Justice of the Peace.
Chairman, Family Court.
Contested Ynys Mocn, AM for the Region of Wales North since May 6, 1999.
Spokesman for Environment, Transport and Planning 1999-.

Peter Rogers is a member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee of the Assembly – as Tory spokesmen – and of the Health and Social Services Committee.

He stood in Ynys Mon and came third behind Ieuan Wyn Jones(PC), but won a top-up seat as no.2 on the Tory list for North Wales. He was Tory agriculture spokesman during the campaign.

An Anglesey farmer who was a prominent member of the Welsh farmers' protest over export bans in 1998. He declares two farms in Anglesey. He has called for the resignation of Christine Gwyther. A recent speech in the Assembly by him was described as “barnstorming without a megaphone”.

A keen campaigner on agriculture and rural life issues, he has spent his working life as a farm manager and as a sales manager. He was brought up in Birkenhead and worked on farms in Shropshire, later working as a salesman for an agrochemical company, and as a smallholder near Clwyd.

Mr Rogers is a vice-president of the Ynys Mon Conservative Association and is a magistrate.

He has been a leading rugby player(for Cardiff and Bridgend) and has appeared often on radio and TV programmes.

Welsh Assembly Election of May 6, 1999
North Wales Region
Party Votes % AMs elected
Lab 73,673 15.40% 0
PC 69,518 14.54% 1
Con 41,700 8.72% 2
LD 22,130 4.63% 1
Green 4,667 0.98% 0
NLP 917 0.19% 0
Un Soc 828 0.17% 0
Comm 714 0.15% 0

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