James Davies (politician)

James Michael Davies (born 27 February 1980) is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd. In the 2015 general election, he was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Vale of Clwyd with 39% of the vote, ahead of incumbent Chris Ruane of Labour who gained 38.4%.[2] Ruane had held the seat for 18 years, but Davies earned 237 more votes.[3]

James Davies

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Davies in 2019
Member of Parliament
for Vale of Clwyd
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byChris Ruane
Majority1,827 (4.9%)
In office
7 May 2015 – 3 May 2017
Preceded byChris Ruane
Succeeded byChris Ruane
Personal details
Born (1980-02-27) 27 February 1980 (age 40)[1]
St Asaph, Wales, UK
Political partyConservative
Alma materChrist's College, Cambridge
Websitewww.jamesdavies.org.uk

Davies was born in St Asaph in his constituency, tracing his lineage there back seven generations. He was educated at the private King's School, Chester and Christ's College, Cambridge. He is a General Practitioner specialising in dementia. Davies was elected to Prestatyn council in 2004. He is married to Nina and they have two young sons.[4][5]

Davies lost his seat in the 2017 United Kingdom general election.[6] He returned to parliament in the 2019 election.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Members' Names Data Platform query". UK Parliament. Retrieved 12 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Vale of Clwyd". BBC News. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Election 2015: Tories snatch Vale of Clwyd seat". BBC News. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  4. ^ Welton, Blake (9 April 2015). "James Davies, Conservative candidate for Vale of Clwyd". Daily Post. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  5. ^ Williams, Kelly (29 October 2015). "Twitter row after Dr James Davies MP blocks constituents over 'tampon tax' tweets". northwales. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ Brennan, Shane (9 June 2017). "Labour's Chris Ruane re-takes Vale of Clwyd in comeback despite 'bile and vitriol' of national campaign". northwales. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Chris Ruane
Member of Parliament
for Vale of Clwyd

20152017
Succeeded by
Chris Ruane
Preceded by
Chris Ruane
Member of Parliament
for Vale of Clwyd

2019–present
Incumbent