Wednesday, September 1, 1999
Published at 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK
UK: Wales: AMs
Mid and West Wales Region
Spokesman for Agriculture and the Rural Economy
Date of Birth -
February 16, 1944.
Llanfair Caerinian High School.
University College of Wales, Aberyswyth.
Principal, T E Davies & Son (Livestock Farmers).
Joint Owner, Granary Restaurants.
Montgomeryshire District Council:Councillor 1979-89, Chairman 1985-89
Chairman, Planning Committee 1982-87
Chairman, Finance Committee 1987-89.
Contested Montgomeryshire 1997 General Election.
AM for the Region of Wales Mid and West since May 6, 1999.
Spokesman for Agriculture and the Rural Economy 1999-.
Tory spokesman on Finance. Formerly spokesman on Agriculture, but switched to this new portfolio when Nick Bourne took over as leader.
Member of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development; also of the Equality of Opportunity Committee.
He stood in Montgomeryshire, but came a bad second to Mick Bates (LD); however as no.2 on the Conservatives’ regional list for Mid and West Wales, he won a top-up seat. He emerged briefly during the Assembly election campaign as a critic of the Tory leader Rod Richards's use of the term "language apartheid" to reopen controversy relating to the Welsh language.
He is a former chairman of the Montgomeryshire District Council ( also chairing the Planning and Finance committees), and fought the Montgomery seat for the Conservatives at the 1997 General Election. He is keen on issues such as sport and the countryside and is much concerned about the farming crisis..
He is the principal of a livestock farming company (T.E.Davies and Son) and has held the role of chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales. As one of the Tories' AMs, he can be seen as a representative of traditional rural Welsh Conservatism – although he is a member of the Tory Reform Group. He supported Nick Bourne when he ran against Richards for leader.
Mr Davies is also a former member of the Welsh Development Agency and Wales Tourist Board. In the Register he declares a livestock farm in Powys, buildings in Welshpool and Oswestry (restaurants), and membership of the NFU, Farmers Union of Wales CLA, and Farmers Ferry Ltd.
Welsh Assembly Election of May 6, 1999 Mid and West Wales Region