James Idwal Jones
He was born in Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham, and educated at Ruabon Grammar School and Normal College, Bangor. He became a teacher in 1922 in Holt, but then moved to positions in Glyn Ceiriog and Penycae. In 1938 he was appointed as headmaster at Grango School in his home village of Rhosllannerchrugog.
He first stood as a Labour Parliamentary candidate in 1951 for the West Denbighshire constituency, but was unsuccessful. He was elected at a by-election in March 1955 following the death of the sitting Labour MP Robert Richards. Jones held the seat at the general election in May 1955, and at subsequent elections until he retired from the House of Commons at the 1970 general election.
He died at Ponciau, Wrexham.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by James Idwal Jones
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Wrexham
|This article about a Labour Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (since 1801), for a Welsh constituency is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|