Jenny Jones (Labour politician)
Jennifer Grace Jones (née Bew; born 8 February 1948) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.
|Member of Parliament |
for Wolverhampton South West
1 May 1997 – 14 May 2001
|Preceded by||Nicholas Budgen|
|Succeeded by||Rob Marris|
Jennifer Grace Bew
8 February 1948
|Alma mater||University of Wolverhampton|
Jones was selected as a Labour candidate through an all-women shortlist. 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.