Edwards, Nicholas

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Edwards, Nicholas

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  • Crickhowell, Nicholas Edwards, Baron
  • Crickhowell, Lord

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Roger Nicholas Edwards was born on 25 February 1934 and was educated at Westminster School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in history in 1957. He married Ankaret Healing in 1963, and there were one son and two daughters of the marriage. He was Conservative MP for Pembrokeshire from 1970 until 1987, shadow Secretary of State for Wales from 1975, and Secretary of State for Wales during the first two Thatcher governments from 1979 until 1987. Following his retirement from the Commons, he entered the House of Lords as Lord Crickhowell. He served as chairman of the National Rivers Authority from 1989 until 1996 and president of the University of Wales, Cardiff from 1988 to 1998. Lord Crickhowell published a volume of autobiography Westminster, Wales and Water in 1999. His particular political interests have been the environment, economic policy, urban policies and devolution. Lord Crickhowell died on 17 March 2018.


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