Former Llanelli MP Denzil Davies dies aged 80

Denzil Davies

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Denzil Davies was first elected to the House of Commons in 1970

Former Llanelli MP Denzil Davies has died at the age of 80.

Mr Davies served for 35 years in the House of Commons, after being elected in 1970 until he retired from his position in 2005.

He was also a minister in the treasury under James Callaghan’s Labour government in the 1970s.

Originally from Carmarthenshire, and with a degree in law, he was replaced as an MP by Nia Griffith, after she won in the election of 2005.

Ann Clwyd MP for Cynon Valley said Mr Davies was “a quiet man of special ability”.

Albert Owen MP for Ynys Môn tweeted that he had been “at home in the commons chamber.”

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