The Lord Davies of Gower
|Member of the House of Lords |
|Assumed office |
10 October 2019
|Member of Parliament|
7 May 2015 – 3 May 2017
|Preceded by||Martin Caton|
|Succeeded by||Tonia Antoniazzi|
|Member of the Welsh Assembly|
for South Wales West
6 May 2011 – 8 May 2015
|Preceded by||David Lloyd|
|Succeeded by||Altaf Hussain|
|Born||4 September 1952|
Swansea, Wales, UK
|Alma mater||University of West London|
Henry Byron Davies, Baron Davies of Gower (born 4 September 1952) is a Conservative Party politician.
Early life and career
Byron Davies was born in Port Eynon, Gower and educated at Gowerton Boys’ Grammar School. He was a police officer in London before his selection as a Welsh Conservative Assembly candidate. While in the police he attained senior rank as a detective in the Metropolitan Police Service.
On 7 May 2015 he was elected the Member of Parliament for Gower at the 2015 general election. Previously elected as a member of National Assembly for Wales, on 9 May 2015 (shortly after the Westminster election) he decided to step down as an Assembly Member so that he could fulfil his parliamentary duties for Gower. Davies had become a South Wales West Assembly Member at the May 2011 election.
Post Parliamentry career
House of Lords
Davies was nominated for a life peerage in Theresa May's resignation honours list on 10 September 2019. He was created Baron Davies of Gower, of Gower in the County of Swansea, on 10 October 2019.
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|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
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