THE body of the wife of the former Llanelli MP Denzil Davies has been found at a property in Burry Port.
Police were called to the property at The Links, near Burry Port Golf Club on the afternoon of Saturday (Mar 9) where ‘reportedly’, a neighbour had discovered the body of Ann Carlton in the family swimming pool.
Nia Griffith MP who succeeded Denzil Davies in the Llanelli constituency said she was ‘shocked’ and ‘saddened’ at the news.
Speaking to Llanelli Online Nia Griffith MP said: “Anne was a very big part of the Labour Party in her own right having held a very prominent position as special adviser to Tony Crosland and John Silkin.
“Ann was also a local government officer for the Labour party from 1966 to 1974. She wrote a number of books.
“It is very upsetting. I know the neighbours were very close to Ann and were supporting her after Denzil’s death in October of 2018.”
Ann Carlton married Denzil Davies in 1989. She was Alan Miliband’s research assistant and she had written extensively on Labour politics.
In a recent meeting with Ann she said that she had been working on more books while also helping Denzil to finish some written material. Ann had also written a book ‘Penny Lane And All That’, which was about her life growing up in Liverpool.
A brief bio for her as an author states: “Ann Carlton grew up at Penny Lane. Her father rose from a poor background to become a senior local government officer; thus giving her unique insights into both poverty and affluence in the city at the time. After studying sociology at the London School of Economics, Ann had a career in politics and journalism. She was one of the first UK Government Special Advisers and, for a time, a “Western Mail” columnist.”
In a statement issued today, Monday (Mar 11) Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a report of a sudden death at a property at The Links, Pembrey, shortly after 4.30pm on Saturday, March 9.
“Sadly, a 75-year-old woman had passed away at her home. Her next of kin and HM Coroner have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.”