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Byron Davies selected as PPC for Gower

Thursday, January 31 2013


WELSH Assembly member Byron Davies has been reselected as the Conservative Party's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Gower.

Born and raised in the constituency, Mr Davies was educated at Knelston County Primary School and Gowerton Boys' Grammar School and has an honours degree in law. He is married to Gill and they have one son.

Mr Davies stood as the Party's candidate in Gower in 2010 and is currently a member of the Welsh Assembly and represents the South Wales West Region. He sits on the Assembly's Enterprise & Business Committee and holds the post of Shadow Minister for Transport, Regeneration and European Affairs.

Byron's career as a police officer was in London's Metropolitan Police, where he was seconded and served for a number of years at the UK National Crime Squad. During this time, he was seconded to the European Union as an advisor on combating organised crime. He spent several years living and working in Eastern Europe, helping to prepare EU candidate countries for accession.

He is the author of European Union Commission progress reports for several countries in the Balkan region and prior to election to the Assembly continued this work as an independent advisor.

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