Graham Jones (politician)
|Member of Parliament
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Greg Pope|
|Born||3 March 1966|
Graham Peter Jones (born 3 March 1966) is a British Labour Party politician and the current Member of Parliament (MP) for Hyndburn  Previously he was the Opposition Leader on Hyndburn Borough Council.
2010 Election campaign
His election campaign was supported by the chairman of Accrington Stanley F.C., Ilyas Khan, who was seen out canvassing with Jones. This created some controversy, as Khan was said to be supporting Jones as an individual and not as the football club and yet Accrington Stanley was mentioned on Jones's promotional leaflets. After his victory Jones pledged to fight for the people of Hyndburn on the national stage and said, “Last week I was clocking on as a factory worker and I will soon be heading to Westminster. It’s a dream.”
As a councilor
In February 2010 the Blackburn Citizen reported that Councilor Jones was in "technical breach" of rules in suggesting that the unadopted roads Annie Street, Hodder Street and Manor Street be treated, without declaring he lived in Hodder Street. Although £2,000 was spent in restorative work on the roads, the local council committee decided that Jones had not attempted to conceal his address from the council. After the decision, Jones said, "I feel completely vindicated because it was a simple error in the minutes which turned into a witch hunt."
Jones partner is Kimberly Whitehead. He has two children.
- Who's Who
- "List of members returned to serve in parliament 2010". The London Gazette. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- "Election 2010: Constituency: Hyndburn". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- "Accrington Stanley chairman signs for Labour". The Citizen. Newsquest Media Group. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- "Dream result for Hyndburn Labour candidate". The Lancashire Telegraph. May 7, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- "Accrington councillor breached standards over pothole repairs". The Citizen. Newsquest Media Group. 27 January 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Hyndburn
2010 – present