Jenny Jones (Labour politician)

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Jenny Jones
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West
In office
1 May 1997 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Nicholas Budgen
Succeeded by Rob Marris
Personal details
Born Jennifer Grace Bew
(1948-02-08) 8 February 1948 (age 66)
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Alma mater University of Wolverhampton

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

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[edit]

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

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nicholas Budgen
Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West
19972001
Succeeded by
Rob Marris