Barry Jones, Baron Jones

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Jones
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
9 January 1989 – 18 July 1992
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Alan Williams
Succeeded by Ann Clwyd
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
Leader Neil Kinnock
Preceded by Denzil Davies
Succeeded by Alan Williams
Member of Parliament
for Alyn and Deeside
East Flintshire (1970-1983)
In office
18 June 1970 – 7 June 2001
Preceded by Eirene White
Succeeded by Mark Tami
Personal details
Born (1938-06-26) 26 June 1938 (age 79)
Nationality British
Political party Labour

Stephen Barry Jones, Baron Jones, KBE, PC (born 26 June 1938) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Early life[edit]

Jones was educated at Hawarden Grammar School and Bangor College of Education. A teacher, he was president of the Flint County National Union of Teachers. He also served for two years in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Political career[edit]

Jones first stood for Parliament in Northwich in 1966 without success,although he reduced the Conservative majority from 4,385 to 703,[citation needed] and was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Flintshire from 1970 to 1983.[1]

He was a parliamentary under-secretary of state for Wales from 1974 to 1979 and became MP for Alyn and Deeside in 1983.[1]

In 1994 Jones was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of the then new Intelligence and Security Committee, on which he served until 2001; when the Committee was dissolved at that year's general election, Jones retired from the House of Commons and was made a life peer with the title Baron Jones, of Deeside in the County of Clwyd,[2] as was Dale Campbell-Savours, who had served on the Committee since 1997. Jones was replaced as Alyn and Deeside MP by Mark Tami.

In the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours, Jones was made a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.[1]

Other positions[edit]

In 2007 he was elected as President of NEWI (Glyndŵr University).[3] He was installed as Chancellor of the university in 2009.[4]

Lord Jones was elected Vice President of the charity Attend[5] in 2013 and currently holds this position.

He was also appointed and currently holds the title of President of the Deeside Business Forum, a business advocacy forum for companies based on Deeside Industrial Park.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Jones is a lifelong fan of Everton Football Club.[8]


  1. ^ a b c The Queen's Birthday Honours: Norma Major honoured for fundraising, BBC News, 12 June 1999. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  2. ^ "No. 56271". The London Gazette. 11 July 2001. p. 8179. 
  3. ^ "Lord Barry Jones to become President". Glyndŵr University. 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Celebration for newest university", BBC Wales News, 28 February 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  5. ^
  6. ^ Goodban, David (2012-06-20). "Lord Barry Jones appointed president of Deeside Industrial Park business forum". northwales. Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  7. ^ "News Archive". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  8. ^ "Lord Barry Jones". BBC Wales. [full citation needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Eirene White
Member of Parliament for East Flintshire
Constituency Abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside
Succeeded by
Mark Tami