Andrew Jones (British politician)
|Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport|
12 November 2018 – 26 July 2019
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Jesse Norman|
|Succeeded by||Paul Maynard|
11 May 2015 – 15 June 2017
|Prime Minister||David Cameron |
|Preceded by||The Baroness Kramer|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Norman|
|Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for Business Engagement|
8 January 2018 – 12 November 2018
|Preceded by||position established|
|Succeeded by||James Morris|
|Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury|
16 June 2017 – 8 January 2018
|Prime Minister||Theresa May|
|Preceded by||Damian Hinds (2016)|
|Succeeded by||Robert Jenrick|
|Member of Parliament |
for Harrogate and Knaresborough
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Phil Willis|
|Born||28 November 1963|
Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
Andrew Hanson Jones (born 28 November 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in North Yorkshire since 7 May 2010. In November 2018 he became a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport responsible for the railways.
He became a member of Harrogate Borough Council for the High Harrogate ward in 2003. In 2007, he gained more than half of the votes in his ward. He became Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources on the council.
Member of Parliament
On 6 May 2010, Jones was elected MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough ending 13 years of Liberal Democrat control. He secured this with a 9.1% swing. Jones had previously unsuccessfully contested the seat in 2001.
He served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Transport Secretary Justine Greening, and then to Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. He was subsequently appointed as a Government Apprenticeship Ambassador and PPS to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health. He joined the Regulatory Reform Select Committee in 2010.
Jones has often taken part in campaigns related to transport such as dedicating himself to promoting a new high-speed rail link connecting London to Harrogate to promote commerce in the region and campaigning for greener buses.
Jones has consistently voted in favour of homosexual rights and voted for same sex marriage.
Jones has consistently voted on 15 occasions for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"). He has voted 53 times for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits.
On 8 January 2018, Jones was reshuffled from Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury to Vice Chair for Business Engagement within the Conservative Party HQ.
On 12 November 2018, Jones was reappointed to the Department for Transport to replace Jo Johnson MP as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, a position he last held in 2017. In this role he had responsibility for the railways, including Crossrail 2, Northern Powerhouse rail and rail security.
- "Councillor Andrew Jones MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- "Andrew Jones". Politics.co.uk. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&PersonID=135880. Retrieved 8 May 2010. Missing or empty
- Andrew Jones at harrogate.gov.uk
- Harrogate Borough Council District Council Election 3 May 2007[permanent dead link] at harrogate.gov.uk
- "Andrew Jones". Parliament UK. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
- "Capital Gains Tax (Rates)". House of Commons Debates. TheyWorkForYou.com. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
- "MPs oppose a no-deal Brexit and vote down the Malthouse B plan – how they voted". Brexit and Ireland. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
- "Harrogate MP Andrew Jones on new business role within government". Retrieved 2 March 2018.
- "Andrew Jones at Gov.uk". Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Harrogate and Knaresborough