Jack Jones (Rotherham MP)

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John Henry Jones (26 October 1894 – 31 October 1962[1]) was a British Labour Party politician.

Jones was born in Rotherham, and educated at Port Talbot School, at an elementary school in Rotherham, and at Bangor University.[2] He worked as a steel smelter, and during World War I he served in the Middle East with the East Riding of Yorkshire Yeomanry.[2]

He was elected at the 1945 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolton,[3] and held the seat until the constituency abolished in 1950. He was then elected as MP for Rotherham at the 1950 general election,[2] and held the seat until he was killed in a road accident on Halloween 1962.[2]

Jones was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Pakenahm while he was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and to the Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Christopher Mayhew from May to October 1947.[2] He was a joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply from October 1947 to 1950.[2]


  1. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Stenton, Michael; Lees, Stephens (1981). Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Volume IV, 1945–1979. Brighton: The Harvester Press. p. 197. ISBN 0-85527-335-6. 
  3. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918–1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 96. ISBN 0-900178-06-X. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Cecil George Cadogan and
Sir Cyril Fullard Entwistle
Member of Parliament for Bolton
With: John Lewis
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
William Dobbie
Member of Parliament for Rotherham
Succeeded by
Brian O'Malley