Henry Byron Davies, Baron Davies of Gower (born 4 September 1952) is a Conservative Party politician.
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 – 15 May 2015
|Preceded by||David Lloyd|
|Succeeded by||Altaf Hussain|
|Born||4 September 1952|
Swansea, Wales, UK
|Alma mater||University of West London|
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 fulfill his parliamentary duties for Gower. Davies had become a South Wales West Assembly Member at the May 2011 election.
Post Parliamentary career
From September 2017 to September 2020, Davies served as chair of the Welsh Conservatives taking over from former MP and MEP Jonathan Evans.
House of Lords
|Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal||
|Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal|
- "Byron Davies AM". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
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- Blake, Aled (6 May 2011). "Assembly election: Meet the incoming AMs". WalesOnline website. Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- "Wales elections > South Wales West". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- Goodenough, Tom (16 February 2016). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn't and who is still on the fence?". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
- "Byron Davies elected Welsh Tory chair". 4 September 2017 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "Resignation Honours 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
- "No. 62798". The London Gazette. 16 October 2019. p. 18552.
| Member of the National Assembly
for South Wales West
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row
Baron Davies of Gower
The Lord Ranger