Byron Davies


Henry Byron Davies, Baron Davies of Gower (born 4 September 1952) is a Conservative Party politician.


The Lord Davies of Gower
Official parliamentary portrait
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
10 October 2019
Life Peerage
Member of Parliament
for Gower
In office
7 May 2015  3 May 2017
Preceded byMartin Caton
Succeeded byTonia Antoniazzi
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales West
In office
6 May 2011  15 May 2015[1]
Preceded byDavid Lloyd
Succeeded byAltaf Hussain
Personal details
Born (1952-09-04) 4 September 1952 (age 68)
Swansea, Wales, UK
Political partyConservative
Alma materUniversity of West London

Early life and career


Byron Davies was born in Port Eynon, Gower and educated at Gowerton Boys’ Grammar School.[2] 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.[3]

Political career


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.[4]

Davies was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.[5] He was defeated at the 2017 general 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.[6]

House of Lords


Davies was nominated for a life peerage in Theresa May's resignation honours list on 10 September 2019.[7] He was created Baron Davies of Gower, of Gower in the County of Swansea, on 10 October 2019.[8]

Honours


RibbonDetailsYear awarded
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK version of this medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

References


  1. "Byron Davies AM". National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  2. Wales Online. "Who are the candidates standing in Gower in the General Election 2017?". Wales Online. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. Blake, Aled (6 May 2011). "Assembly election: Meet the incoming AMs". WalesOnline website. Media Wales Ltd. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  4. "Wales elections > South Wales West". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
  5. 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.
  6. "Byron Davies elected Welsh Tory chair". 4 September 2017 via www.bbc.co.uk.
  7. "Resignation Honours 2019". GOV.UK. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  8. "No. 62798". The London Gazette. 16 October 2019. p. 18552.

Offices held


Senedd
Preceded by
David Lloyd
Member of the National Assembly
for South Wales West

2011–2015
Succeeded by
Altaf Hussain
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Martin Caton
Member of Parliament
for Gower

20152017
Succeeded by
Tonia Antoniazzi
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Lord Brownlow of Shurlock Row
Gentlemen
Baron Davies of Gower
Followed by
The Lord Ranger