Alec Jones

Trevor Alec Jones (12 August 1924 – 20 March 1983) was a British Labour Party politician.

Alec Jones

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
14 June 1979  20 March 1983
LeaderJames Callaghan
Michael Foot
Preceded byJohn Morris
Succeeded byDenzil Davies
Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
12 June 1975  4 May 1979
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
James Callaghan
Preceded byTed Rowlands
Succeeded byMichael Roberts
Under-Secretary of State, Health and Social Security
In office
18 October 1974  12 June 1975
Prime MinisterHarold Wilson
Preceded byRobert Brown
Succeeded byMichael Meacher
Member of Parliament for Rhondda
Rhondda West (1967–1974)
In office
9 March 1967  20 March 1983
Preceded byIorwerth Rhys Thomas
Succeeded byAllan Rogers
Personal details
Born(1924-08-12)12 August 1924
Died20 March 1983(1983-03-20) (aged 58)
Political partyLabour

Jones was born in Clydach Vale and educated at Rhondda Boys' Grammar School. After obtaining a teaching qualification at Bangor Normal College, he taught from 1947 until 1967, when the death of the local MP, Iori Thomas, whose political agent Jones had been, created a vacancy which resulted in his own selection.[1]

Jones was Member of Parliament for Rhondda West from the 1967 Rhondda West by-election until the constituency was abolished in 1974, and for Rhondda from 1974 until he died in office shortly before the 1983 general election. He was a junior minister for Social Security from 1974 to 1975 and for Wales from 1975 to 1979.

Jones had suffered from a heart condition for some years prior to his death at the age of 58, which occurred at his home in Tonypandy.[1]