Andrew Jones (politician)
|Andrew Hanson Jones
|Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport|
11 May 2015
|Preceded by||The Baroness Kramer|
|Member of Parliament
for Harrogate and Knaresborough
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Phil Willis|
28 November 1963 |
Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
|Alma mater||University of Leeds|
Andrew had worked for 25 years in various sales and marketing roles before becoming an MP
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.
He is a passionate cricket fan and has been a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club for over twenty years.
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 back in 2001.
Jones made his maiden speech in the House of Commons on 22 June 2010.
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 dedicated himself to promoting a new high-speed rail link connecting to London in Harrogate to promote commerce in the region.
- "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[dead link]
- Andrew Jones at harrogate.gov.uk
- Harrogate Borough Council District Council Election 3 May 2007 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.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Harrogate and Knaresborough