Ednyfed Hudson Davies

Ednyfed Hudson Davies

(Gwilym) Ednyfed Hudson Davies (born 4 December 1929) is a Welsh former politician.

Hudson Davies was educated at Dynevor Grammar School, Swansea, the University College, Wales in Swansea, and Balliol College, Oxford. He became a lecturer in government and a broadcaster.

Davies was elected Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Conway in 1966, serving there until 1970. He was later elected for Caerphilly, in 1979. In 1981, he was among the Labour MPs who defected to the new Social Democratic Party.

In 1983, in Caerphilly, it was the Liberal side of the SDP-Liberal Alliance which put up a candidate. Davies therefore did not stand in Caerphilly, but was adopted in Basingstoke. He lost comprehensively as it was a strongly Conservative seat. The Liberals also did not win in Caerphilly.

Hudson-Davies remains active in public life as chairman of a museum trust in the New Forest.


*"Times Guide to the House of Commons 1983"

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