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Clement Edward Davies (February 19, 1884March 23, 1962) was a UK politician and leader of the Liberal Party between 1945 and 1956. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in Leap years). ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A politician is an individual involved in politics. ... The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the 1920s, and a third party of varying strength and importance up to 1988, when it merged with the Social Democratic Party to form a new party which would become known as... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1956 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he became a barrister and was made a KC in 1923. He was elected to the British House of Commons in 1929 as a Liberal. In 1931 the Liberals divided into three groups and he became one of the National Liberal MPs supporting the National Government. However in 1939 he resigned from both the party and supporting the National Government. During World War II he was chairman of the All Party Action Group that played a significant role in forcing the resignation of Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain. Full name College of Scholars of the Holy Trinity of Norwich Motto - Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names - Established 1350 Sister College University College All Souls College Master Prof. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... In some bicameral parliaments of a Westminster System, the House of Commons has historically been the name of the elected lower house. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... The National Liberals, also known as Liberal Nationals, were a political party in the United Kingdom who broke away from the Liberal Party. ... In the United Kingdom the term National Government is in an abstract sense used to refer to a coalition of some or all major political parties. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: Immense human sacrifice, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons - the atom bomb being the ultimate. ... A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... The Right Honourable Arthur Neville Chamberlain (18 March 1869–9 November 1940) was a British politician and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1937–1940. ...


In 1942 he rejoined the Liberal Party. Despite having left it for a decade and with lingering suspicions that his commitment to Liberalism was less than full, Davies became leader of the Liberal Party in 1945 after Archibald Sinclair lost his seat in the electoral debacle that reduced the Liberals to 12 seats. His first general election as party leader in 1950 reduced the party to 9 seats with barely 9% of the vote and the 1951 and 1955 elections reduced the Liberals to only six seats, with 2.5% and 2.7% of the vote. Davies led the once powerful Liberals during its lowest period when it had been reduced to a minor party due to the electorate's polarisation between the Labour and the Conservatives, and the classic 'A Liberal vote is a wasted vote' argument never held truer than in the 1950s. This article is about the year. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Archibald Henry Macdonald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso (then Sir Archibald Sinclair) (October 22, 1890-June 15, 1970) was leader of the UK Liberal Party from 1935 until 1945. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The 1951 election was held soon after the UK general election, 1950, which Labour won, but with an unworkable majority. ... The 1955 United Kingdom general election was held on May 26, 1955, four years after the previous general election. ... The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the centre-right in the United Kingdom. ...


He was an alcoholic for much of his life, and this left him in a weakened state of health. For two of his three general election campaigns as Liberal leader, he was hospitalised. He died in 1962, aged 78, while still an MP. This article needs cleanup. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Further Reading

Clement Davies: Liberal Leader by Alun Wyburn-Powell (ISBN 1-902-30197-8)

Preceded by:
Sir Archibald Sinclair
Leader of the British Liberal Party
1945-1956
Followed by:
Jo Grimond

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Clement Davies - definition of Clement Davies in Encyclopedia (250 words)
Clement Edward Davies (1884-1962) was a UK politician and leader of the Liberal Party between 1945 and 1956.
Despite having left it for a decade and with lingering suspicions that his commitment to Liberalism was less then full, Davies became leader of the Liberal Party in 1945 after Archibald Sinclair lost his seat in the electoral debacle that reduced the Liberals to 12 seats.
Davies led the once powerful Liberals during its lowest period when it had been reduced to a minor party due to the electorate's polarisation between the Labour and the Conservatives.
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