Born 23 October 1935, (John) Roger Roberts was educated at John Bright Grammar School, Llandudno, University College of North Wales and Handsworth Methodist College, Birmingham. A Methodist Minister since 1957, Rev. Roberts was Superintendent Minister at Llandudno for twenty years before becoming Minister of the Dewi Sant (Welsh United) Church, Toronto.
Rev. Roberts has been chair of the Aberconwy Talking Newspaper for the Blind, trustee of the Fund for Human Need and board member of the Centre for Reform. He is especially proud to have been a long-serving president of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and, before that, the Welsh Liberal party. Rev. Roberts was also leader of the Liberal Democrats on Aberconwy Borough Council and stood as a candidate for the Conwy constituency five times.
Today, his positions include being president of Wales International, honorary president of Bite The Ballot, Lib Dems for Seekers of Sanctuary (LD4SOS) and Friends of Barka UK and vice-president of Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.
His key parliamentary interests include youth democratic engagement, unemployment, asylum, migration and Welsh affairs. He is a widower with three children and lives in Llandudno on the Creuddyn peninsula, Wales. His latest book is 'Hel Tai'.