Jenny Jones (Labour politician)


Jennifer Grace Jones[1] (née Bew; born 8 February 1948) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Jenny Jones
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West
In office
1 May 1997  14 May 2001
Preceded byNicholas Budgen
Succeeded byRob Marris
Personal details
Born
Jennifer Grace Bew

(1948-02-08) 8 February 1948 (age 73)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity of Wolverhampton

Jones was selected as a Labour candidate through an all-women shortlist.[2] She was elected as Member of Parliament in the 1997 general election for the Wolverhampton South West constituency, defeating the Conservative incumbent Nicholas Budgen with a majority of 5,118. However, fairly early on in Labour's first term in government, she announced that she would not be seeking re-election at the 2001 election. She was succeeded by Rob Marris.

Prior to entering Parliament, she worked as a social worker and had served on Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council from 1991 to 1997. In 2002 she was made an honorary fellow of the University of Wolverhampton.

References


  1. "No. 54761". The London Gazette. 9 May 1997. p. 5511.
  2. "All-women shortlists" (PDF). www.parliament.uk. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2013.