Dorothy Rees

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Dorothy Rees
Member of Parliament
for Barry
In office
23 February 1950 – 24 October 1951
Prime MinisterClement Attlee
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byRaymond Gower
Personal details
BornDorothy Mary Jones
(1898-07-29)29 July 1898
Died20 August 1987(1987-08-20) (aged 89)
Political partyLabour

Dame Dorothy Mary Rees (née Jones) DBE (29 July 1898 – 20 August 1987) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom, and was briefly a Member of Parliament (MP).[1][2][3]


Rees was a schoolteacher in South Wales and a member of Barry Borough Council, and an alderman of Glamorgan County Council. At the 1950 general election, she was elected as MP for the constituency of Barry, but lost her seat at the 1951 general election to the Conservative Raymond Gower. In Parliament, she served as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Edith Summerskill, the Minister of National Insurance.

She served as a member of the National advisory committee for National Insurance, the Joint Education Committee for Wales, Welsh Teaching Hospitals Board, and was awarded a CBE in 1964, and a DBE in 1975.


  1. ^ Dictionary of Welsh Biography REES, DOROTHY MARY (1898-1987) [1] adalwyd 10 Ionawr 2016
  2. ^ ‘REES, Dame Dorothy (Mary)’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 adalwyd 10 Ionawr 2016
  3. ^ Chris Williams, ‘Rees , Dame Dorothy Mary (1898–1987)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2011 adalwyd 10 Ionawr 2016
  • "Women MPs Elected 1950s". Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics. Retrieved 2006-12-15.
  • Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs
Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Barry
Succeeded by
Sir Raymond Gower