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Sir Thomas Lee Roberts (8 August 1848 - 18 January 1924) was a barrister and Liberal Party politician.

Born in Stockport, Cheshire, he was the son of Thomas Roberts, a civil engineer and justice of the peace. Following education at Stockport Grammar School, he was articled to a firm of solicitors in London. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1879.

In the same year he was elected to the London School Board as one of the representatives for the Finsbury Division. He was a supporter of non-denominational education and of the temperance movement. He was re-elected for a second three-year term in 1882.

In 1891 he was adopted as Liberal candidate for the Staffordshire constituency of West Bromwich but failed to be elected.

He subsequently moved to Bedford where was a member of the borough council from 1900–18 and of the county council from 1907-18. He was knighted in 1918.

He was twice married and had eight sons. He was buried at Doddington, near Ludlow, Shropshire.

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