Thomas Davies (British politician)

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Sir Thomas Davies (15 August 1858 – 17 November 1939)[1] was a British Conservative Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cirencester and Tewkesbury division of Gloucestershire from 1918 to 1929.

Davies was the son of William Davies of St Hilary, Cowbridge, Glamorgan, and was educated privately.[2] He was married in 1881 to Kate Vokes, the daughter of William Vokes, from Cardiff.[2]

From 1899 to 1910 he was a member of Gloucestershire County Council for Campden,[3] and was listed in 1922 an Alderman of the Council and Chairman of Cirencester War Pension Committee.[2] He was at some point the agent for Gloucestershire Conservative Association.[2]

He was elected at the 1918 general election as MP for Cirencester and Tewkesbury,[4] standing as a Coalition Unionist (i.e. a supporter of the Conservative-dominated coalition government led by the Liberal David Lloyd George).[5] He was re-elected at the next three general elections,[5] and retired from the House of Commons at the 1929 general election.[6]

He was knighted in 1924.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "C" (part 4)
  2. ^ a b c d Hesilridge, Arthur G. M. (1922). Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1922. London: Dean & Son. p. 45. 
  3. ^ a b "No. 32906". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 February 1924. p. 1262. 
  4. ^ "No. 31147". The London Gazette. 28 January 1919. pp. 1355–1358. 
  5. ^ a b Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 359. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 
  6. ^ "The Coming Election: Some Personal Aspects, Not More Than 60 Retirements, Members Seeking New Seat". The Times. 18 March 1929. p. 14. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Cirencester & Tewkesbury
19181929
Succeeded by
William Morrison