Albert Davies (politician)

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Albert Edward Davies (30 May 1900 – 19 January 1953)[1] was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Born 30 May 1900 in the Smallthorne area of Stoke-on-Trent and he started work aged 14 on the railway.[2] He continued as a clerk at the railway until he was elected at the 1945 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the Burslem division of Stoke-on-Trent.[2][3]

The Burslem seat was abolished for the 1950 general election, when Davies was re-elected for the new Stoke-on-Trent North constituency, and held that seat until his death in 1953.[4]

Davies was on his way to Jamaica as member of a delegation from the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on board the SS Bayano when he died, aged 52, and was buried at sea.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with B (part 6)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. A. E. Davies." Times [London, England] 21 Jan. 1953: 10. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  4. ^ "House of Commons constituencies beginning with S (part 5)". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 2009-03-30. 
  5. ^ "M.P.'s Death At Sea." Times [London, England] 21 Jan. 1953: 8. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Andrew MacLaren
Member of Parliament for Burslem
19451950
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North
19501953
Succeeded by
Harriet Slater