David Garfield Davies

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(labour leader)
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Born24 June 1935

(David) Garfield Davies was created Lord Davies of Coity in 1997.

Born in 1935, Lord Davies is a Labour Co-operative peer in the House of Lords and a former trade union leader. Lord Davies left school at 15 and worked as an electrician, serving in the Royal Air Force from 1956-1958. In 1969 he became a full time trade union official with USDAW and rose through the ranks, becoming General Secretary of the union in 1986. He retired in 1997.

  • Councils, public bodies: Councillor, Penybont RDC 1966-69;
  • JP, Ipswich 1972-78
  • Name, style and title: Raised to the peerage as Baron Davies of Coity, of Penybont in the County of Mid Glamorgan 1997


Lords Select Committees

Member Ecclesiastical Joint Committee 2005-

All-party groups (office-holding)

Vice-chair Built Environment Group 2002-;


Housing, Care and Support Group 2004-, Aluminium Industry Group 2005-; Vice-chair Kidney Group 2005-; Treasurer Jazz Appreciation Group 2005-;


Furniture Industry Group 2006-, Roofing Industry 2007-

Countries of interest

British Overseas Territories

International bodies