Davies, Harold

‘Yhe Welsh Primitive Methodist Marxist’ born 31 July 1904. In 1945 he was elected to represent Leek for Labour, retaining the seat until 1970, following which he became a life peer. His left-wing views kept him out of government under Atlee but held a number of posts as a Parliamentary Private Secretary under Wilson, including that from 1967 to 1979 to the Prime Minister. He died on 28 October 1985.

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