Barry Jones, Baron Jones

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The Right Honourable
The Lord Jones
KBE PC
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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ http://www.attend.org.uk/about-us/people-we-honour-0/attend-vips
  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". siryfflint.gov.uk. 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
19701983
Constituency Abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside
19832001
Succeeded by
Mark Tami