Evan Davies (New South Wales politician)

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Evan Alexander Davies (25 June 1889 – 11 February 1948) was an Australian politician. He was a Labor Party member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1930 until 1932, representing the electorate of Ryde.

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Davies was born in Abertillery in Wales, and migrated to Australia in 1920. He worked as a miner on the Southern coalfields, and served as councillor and vice-president of the Southern Districts Miners' Federation. He subsequently moved to Ryde, where he was active in Labor politics as a member of the party's Gladesville branch and Ryde electorate council.

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Davies entered state politics at the 1930 election, when he won the Nationalist-held seat of Ryde amidst Labor's major election victory under Jack Lang. His career was to be short-lived, however; Davies lost his seat to the United Australia Party's Eric Spooner in 1932, one of many Labor MLAs to lose their seats that year amidst a devastating Labor loss, following Lang's dismissal as Premier by the state Governor. He again contested Ryde in 1935, but lost to Spooner a second time.

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Later in life Davies was the licensee of the Albion Hotel at Armidale. He died at Armidale in 1948. [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Mr Evan Alexander Davies". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  2. Green, Antony. "Index to andidates". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales . Retrieved 30 April 2019.

  

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Henry McDicken
Member for Ryde
1930 1932
Succeeded by
Eric Spooner