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Evan Davies (1875 – 22 December 1960) was a Welsh Labour Party politician. He was the Member of Parliament MP for Ebbw Vale.[1]

Born in Beaufort, Davies began working as a coal miner when he was twelve years old. He became active in the Ebbw Vale and Sirhowy Colliery Workmen's Association, then later became full-time agent for its successor, the Ebbw Vale District of the South Wales Miners' Federation.[2]

Davies was a supporter of the Labour Party, for which he was returned unopposed at the 1920 Ebbw Vale by-election. He held the seat until 1929, when he stood down, and was succeeded by Aneurin Bevan.[2]

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  1. ^ Foot, Michael. Aneurin Bevan: A Biography: Volume 1: 1897-1945. Faber.
  2. ^ a b Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephen (1979). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament. III. Brighton: Harvester Press. p. 90. ISBN 0855273259.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Richards
Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale
19201929
Succeeded by
Aneurin Bevan
Trade union offices
Preceded by
William Vyce
Agent for the Ebbw Vale District of the South Wales Miners' Federation
1916–1920
Succeeded by
John Griffiths