David Lewis Davies

David Lewis Davies (1873 – 25 November 1937)[1] was a British Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pontypridd from 1931 to 1937.

He first stood for Parliament at the 1918 general election, when Pontypridd was won by the Coalition Liberal candidate Thomas Lewis. Lewis was forced to seek re-election in July 1922 when he was appointed as a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury (a nominal post held by a government whip), and the by-election was won by a new Labour candidate, Thomas Jones.

Jones held the seat for nine years until he resigned from the House of Commons on 4 February 1931.[2] Davies was the Labour candidate in the resulting by-election, which he won 60% of the votes.[3] He held the seat for a further seven years, until his death in November 1937, aged 64.[3]


  1. Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "P" (part 2)
  2. Department of Information Services (9 June 2009). "Appointments to the Chiltern Hundreds and Manor of Northstead Stewardships since 1850" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 30 November 2009.
  3. 1 2 Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 562. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Isaac Mardy Jones
Member of Parliament for Pontypridd
1931 1938
Succeeded by
Arthur Pearson
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