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Albert Roberts (British politician)

Albert Roberts (14 May 1908 – 11 May 2000) was a British Labour politician.

Roberts was educated at Whitwood Technical College and worked as a mining engineer and mines inspector for the Yorkshire Safety Board 1941-51. He was elected a councillor on Rothwell Urban District Council 1937-51, serving as chair in 1948.

Roberts was Member of Parliament for Normanton from 1951 to 1983. His career was controversial for his support for Francisco Franco, his relationship with the corrupt architect John Poulson and his regular votes in favour of capital punishment.[1] His successor was Bill O'Brien. He was vice-chairman of the British branch of the Inter-Parliamentary Union.


  1. ^ Robert Waller, Almanac of British Politics, Taylor & Francis, 7 Mar 1996, page 619

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Brooks
Member of Parliament for Normanton
Succeeded by
Bill O'Brien