David Price-White

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Lieutenant-Colonel David Archibald Price-White, TD (5 September 1906 – 6 March 1978) was a Welsh solicitor and Conservative Party politician. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Caernarvon Boroughs from 1945 to 1950.

Early life[edit]

His father, Price Foulkes White (1873–1952) was a Welsh international footballer.[1] David Price-White was educated in Bangor, first at Friars School and then at the University College of North Wales, before qualifying as a solicitor in 1932.[2] During World War II he served with the British Army in France, the Middle East, Italy and East Africa.[2]

Political career[edit]

Price-White was elected at the general election in July 1945 as the MP for Caernarvon Boroughs.[3] His victory by a narrow margin of 336 votes ousted the Liberal MP Seaborne Davies, who had won the seat at a by-election in April that year, after long-serving David Lloyd George had been elevated to the peerage.[4]

When constituency boundaries were revised for the 1950 general election, Price-White stood in the new Conway county constituency, where he was defeated[5] by the Labour Party candidate William Elwyn Jones.

Family[edit]

In 1934, Price-White married Gwyneth Harris, daughter of James Lewis Harris of Caernarvon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, Gareth; Garland, Ian (1991). Who's Who of Welsh International Soccer Players. Bridge Books. p. 211. ISBN 1-872424-11-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 301. ISBN 0-85527-335-6. 
  3. ^ "No. 37238". The London Gazette. 24 August 1945. p. 4290. 
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 533. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  5. ^ "The Defeated Clean Sweep At Colonial Office". The Times. London. 25 February 1950. p. 23. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Seaborne Davies
Member of Parliament for Caernarvon Boroughs
July 19451950
Succeeded by
Goronwy Roberts