David Garfield Davies
(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)
- Chair Cayman Islands Group 2001-;
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