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PRICE-WHITE, DAVID ARCHIBALD PRICE (-1978), Conservative politician.

He was born at Bangor on 5 September 1906, the son of Price Ffoulkes White, a Welsh international footballer, and Charlotte Bell. He was educated at Friars School, Bangor, and the University College of North Wales, Bangor. He worked as a solicitor from 1932 until 1956 and was the principal partner within Price White & Co, solicitors of Colwyn Bay. He joined the Territorial Army in 1928, and saw active service throughout the Second World War, serving at Dunkirk and later on with a coast defence battery, and then in France, the Middle East, Sicily, Italy, and East Africa.

He was a member of the Caernarfonshire County Council, 1939-41, and also a member of the Bangor City Council. He was the Conservative MP for Lloyd George's old seat of the Caernarfon Boroughs from 1945 until 1950, capturing the seat by the slim margin of just 336 votes, from the sitting Liberal MP Professor D. R. Seaborne-Davies who had held it in the by-election the previous May. In the general election of July 1945 Price-White stood as an avid supporter of Sir Winston Churchill in his campaign to bring to a successful outcome the war against Japan. The constituency subsequently disappeared in the redistribution of parliamentary constituencies. He was appointed Principal Assistant Midland Regional HQ of the General Electricity Board in 1957.

He lived at Dolanog, Pwllycrochan Avenue, Colwyn Bay. He married in 1934 Gwyneth Harris, and they had one son and one daughter. He died 6 March 1978.

Sources:

  • Who was who? ;
  • Etholiadau'r Ganrif / Welsh Elections 1885-1997 , Y Lolfa, 1999;
  • Welsh Hustings - 1885-2004 , Dinefwr Publishers Ltd, 2005;
  • Dod's Parliamentary Companion ;
  • North Wales Weekly News , 19 April 1945;
  • J. Graham Jones, David Lloyd George and Welsh Liberalism , 2010.

Author:

Dr John Graham Jones, Aberystwyth

Published date: 2011